MIAMI, September 21, 2010 – Christine Barney, CEO and managing partner of the award-winning marketing public relations firm rbb Public Relations, was named the 2010 “Salute to Miami’s Leaders Award” winner in the public relations/marketing category by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC).

This awards program honors the GMCC’s Leadership Miami® alumni who have excelled as leaders in their respective business fields, served the chamber with distinction and been integrally involved in the community. Christine’s commitment to the GMCC has including serving and leading numerous committees, earning a spot on the board of directors and being elected to the executive committee.

“The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is the most powerful way to grow, improve and protect your business,” said Christine. “Serving this organization has not only been of value to rbb and its clients, it’s the right thing to do to help support an organization that is the voice of business on our community.”

Under Christine’s leadership, rbb is the only Florida firm to win every major public relations industry award, including being named the 2009 “Boutique Agency of the Year” by The Homes Report and the 2008 “Agency of the Year” by PRWeek Magazine, two of the industry’s leading publications. For three years running, rbb was also recognized as one of Wall Street Journal’s “Top Small Workplaces,” and one of 2009’s “Best Companies to Work For” by Florida Trend Magazine.


About rbb
rbb Public Relations has a national reputation for delivering results. Named PRWeek’s “2008 Agency of the Year” and The Holmes Report’s “2009 Boutique Agency of the Year,” rbb delivers clients results on par with the largest national firms, but with the individual attention of a boutique PR agency. Its bilingual staff excels in media relations, corporate communications, digital/social media, product introductions and crisis counseling. The firm’s capabilities encompass a variety of practice areas, including B2B, consumer products, travel & leisure, health and fitness, luxury goods, real estate and food and beverage. rbb is a member of the Converge network of PR firms. For more information, call (305) 448-7450 or visit