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BOB SCHIERS

RAS Associates, LLC founder and owner Bob Schiers has more than 30 years experience in the communications industry, and has received dozens of PR and communications awards ranging from investigative news reporting to feature writing for local and regional publications and national advertising campaigns. Bob is also the co-founder and President of Unified Strategies Public Relations Network.

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DENNIS BOYLE

Dennis administers projects for a number of clients, responsible for senior account management, special events planning, writing, and media relations. He also oversees the creative direction of RAS Associates, and provides clients with graphic arts and video production support in visual communications, digital photography, web design, and dynamic presentations. He holds a BA in Humanities from The College of New Jersey.

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DANA SWINNEY

Dana Swinney is a Public Relations Consultant with pitch perfect skills that make the media want to cover your story. Dana has worked in the Public Relations/Marketing field since 2001, and in 2006, started a business as a freelance PR professional. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (2001) and earned her Masters Degree in Organizational Communication and Leadership in 2006 from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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JON PRAET

Jon Praet is a professional writer who has served as the 'writer in residence' for every organization he's been involved with throughout his 30 year career. Jon is also the founder of WritingHelp.com, providing copywriting and promotional support for businesses, including feature articles, white papers, website text, and case studies. Jon served as a U.S. Naval Officer for 7 years, and is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and Georgetown University Law Center.