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Personnel note: CoreMessage names Carrie Patrick as new Director of Advocacy

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CoreMessage, the leading Florida public relations firm, announces the promotion Tuesday of Carrie Patrick, from account manager to Director of Advocacy.

In addition to public relations campaigns and managing accounts, Patrick will also be responsible for grassroots advocacy, coalition building and expanding CoreMessage’s advocacy services

“Carrie has been a great asset to the team and I look forward to her continued success in her new role,” said CoreMessage President and Founder Cory Tilley. “With relationships across the state, Carrie excels at connecting issues with advocates. Her ability to demonstrate the impact of public policy on real Floridians is incredibly advantageous to our clients.”

Patrick brings 14 years of experience in the communications, policy, legislative, state government and private industry arenas. Before joining CoreMessage, she worked as a lobbyist with a private-sector public affairs firm, as well as Director of Legislative Affairs for the Florida Lottery. Patrick also was grassroots coordinator for Keystone Automotive and had roles in the offices of Govs. Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist. She also worked on re-election campaigns for President George W. Bush and Gov. Jeb Bush.

Patrick is a Florida State University graduate with a Masters of Applied American Politics and Policy and a Bachelor of Science in Communications.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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