MIAMI, June 18, 2013 – Christine Barney, CEO and managing partner of rbb Public Relations, a national marketing public relations firm that champions breakout brands, is set to assume the chairman position of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce for the 2015-2016 term. Barney currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Chamber as the first vice chairman.

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is one of the leading business organizations in South Florida, representing more than 400,000 employees of member companies. For more than a century, the Chamber has been widely recognized as the voice of business in South Florida. As first vice chair, Barney will work closely with the current Chamber Chairman and Chairman-Elect, as well as the organization’s various committees to further the Chamber’s initiatives related to community growth, governmental affairs, industry growth, international business, leadership programs, and marketing and member services.

Over the years, Barney has been recognized numerous times as a business and community leader and for serving the Greater Miami Chamber and other organizations with distinction. Most recently, the South Florida Business Journal named her a 2013 Miami Ultimate CEO, one of 10 Miami-Dade top executives to receive the recognition. She’s also received a “Salute to Miami’s Leaders Award” from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce in 2010.

Under Christine’s leadership, rbb has been named “Agency of the Year” four times by various industry leading organizations, and has been included several times included among the Inc. Magazine/Wall Street Journal’s top 30 best small workplaces in America. rbb is also the only Florida firm to win every major industry award including multiple Silver and Bronze Anvils, Gold SABREs and PR Platinum awards.

About rbb Public Relations
rbb Public Relations is a national marketing PR firm with a reputation for delivering award-winning results to clients who appreciate the individual attention only a boutique agency can provide. As the champion for breakout brands, rbb supports companies that want to challenge market leaders and fuels brands that are already category leaders, but want to redefine the status quo and break out from traditional marketing techniques. rbb’s bilingual staff offers best practices in media relations, corporate and crisis communications, product introductions and digital/social media. Firm capabilities encompass a variety of practice areas, including B2B, financial & professional services, consumer products, real estate, travel & leisure, health & fitness, sports & entertainment, and food & beverage. For more information, call (305) 448-7450.