Mary Ruth Raphael
Public Relations Vice President at MP&F Public Relations
Public Relations & Communications
Mary Ruth Raphael has been with MP&F since 2001 and has worked with a variety of clients at the local, regional and national levels. She manages the company’s work for its largest client, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program, which includes nationwide marketing, advertising and communications initiatives targeted toward low-income 16- through 24-year-olds and their parents, community leaders, and employers. She also manages MP&F’s efforts on behalf of Opry Mills, Tennessee’s largest outlet and value retail destination. In addition to her client service, she manages MP&F’s own marketing campaign.
Mary Ruth has worked on multiple high-profile campaigns during her time at MP&F, including leading the award-winning Meth Destroys and What’s the Rush? statewide awareness campaigns on behalf of the state’s district attorneys. The drug abuse and teen pregnancy campaigns, respectively, included community relations, media relations, event management, social media outreach and public service announcements.
She is a board member of the Nashville chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and Best Buddies Tennessee, and volunteers her time to support the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee.