MIAMI, November 9, 2010 – Patricia Thorp, senior counselor with rbb Public Relations, a leading national marketing public relations firm, has been named a finalist in the 2010 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, entrepreneurs and the organizations they run.

Thorp is nominated in the category for “Best Entrepreneur in an Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Business” with up to 100 employees. She was the founder and president for 21 years of Thorp & Company, a Miami-based PR agency, which specialized in reputation management and professional and financial services. Thorp sold her company to the award-winning agency of rbb Public Relations in September, for which she is now senior counselor of issues and reputation management. She was named a Stevie Awards finalist twice before in 2007 and 2008 in the “Women Helping Women” Award category.

The 7th Annual Steve Awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business AwardsSM. More than 1,200 entries – a record for the competition – were submitted this year for consideration in 54 categories. Winners will be announced at this year’s awards dinner on Friday, November 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

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