MIAMI, April 15, 2011 – Patricia Thorp, senior counselor with rbb Public Relations, a leading national marketing public relations firm, has been named chair of the board of MCCJ (the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews). Thorp will be assuming the role immediately for a one year term. MCCJ is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance a just and inclusive community in which all people can live in peace, dignity and mutual respect, through education, advocacy, dialog and conflict resolution.

An active member of the community, Thorp serves on the board of Baptist Health Systems’ Doctor’s Hospital, is secretary and a board member of The Commonwealth Institute and serves on the board of Suited for Success. In addition, she is a trustee and board member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

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