Vice President of Public Relations
Rick’s mettle was tested early in his career when working his first-ever PR job. While working in the healthcare industry, Rick faced and successfully overcame every PR practitioner’s worst nightmare – the aftermath of a 60 Minutes investigative report. Recognized as one of the top PR professionals in the country, Rick is a sought-after speaker and media industry expert. He has been interviewed and featured in articles by The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor and The International Herald, to name a few. He has also been a featured expert on NBC’s Today Show, National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and on MSNBC. Rick is President and COO of The Cirlot Agency, a Mississippi-based, full-service, marketing, public relations and corporate communications firm, representing accounts on a national and international basis ranging from Fortune 100 companies to some of the world’s largest privately held corporations.