“We are pleased to welcome these talented individuals to our Miami team. They have diverse skills in creative, social media, writing and media relations,” said Ray Casas, president.
As creative director, Mery Lewis is responsible for blending art and technology to develop clients’ brands. A graduate of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Mery received two bachelor’s degrees, one in web design and interactive media and the other in graphic design. After two years as graphic designer at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, she started her own business, The Ideea, in 2011, with clients ranging from Nova Southeastern University to the PGA National Resort.
Tania Longest, who joins as account executive, started her career as a staff writer for The Miami Herald and The Palm Beach Post. Most recently she worked for The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts as a grant writer and foundation relations specialist. Tania holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern Californiaand a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale.
Anabel Mendez, a recent graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in public relations, joins the firm as an account coordinator. She brings event planning and social media experience. Anabel worked as the copywriting director for UF University Relations on its statewide “Growing Gators” higher education awareness initiative. She previously developed and implemented a public relations campaign for UF’s Office of Sustainability.
Wragg & Casas is a full service firm. It creates and executes strategic public relations and communications programs that support clients’ objectives and communicate their messages effectively. Experienced communicators have backgrounds in a variety of public relations disciplines, with extensive experience in senior corporate management, marketing communications, law, international consulting, public affairs, journalism, media relations and graphic design.