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Rosanna M Ortiz

Rosanna M. Ortiz is the creator and Executive Director of fashion week, STYLEWEEK Northeast, and the founder and CEO of RMO Public Relations.

Rosanna Ortiz grew up in Southern California and went to college in Boston, MA where she studied Advertising and Public Relations. In 2001 Rosanna started her professional career when she became the Founder and Creative Director for EP Style, a small firm in the in Washington D.C. market. After her successful start in Washington, Rosanna moved to the Boston area where she became a women's footwear representative for Via Spiga and Franco Sarto. Rosanna was also writing for several Boston publications, which led her to covering regional fashion weeks.

In 2009 Rosanna made the move to Providence, RI and started STYLEWEEK Northeast. Providence is a town with a rich and long history as a design center. Working with a few volunteers Rosanna approached the City of Providence for help in her new venture. David N. Cicilline the then Mayor, now Congressman from Rhode Island recognized the importance of her idea, and helped to finance the first STYLEWEEK Northeast. Rosanna was off and running.

STYLEWEEK Northeast has become the premier regional showcase for local fashion designers in the North East. Rosanna uses all of her skills as a marketer, public relations expert and networker to make STYLEWEEK Northeast an internationally recognized fashion event. Rosanna also created the SEED Competition for student designers and is a mentor and promoter for emerging student designers.

In 2016 Rosanna started RMO Public Relations, which provides full-service public relations to apparel and jewelry brands in addition to owners representation in the construction industry. She was named "Eleven to Watch" by the Providence Journal and was included in "40 under 40" in the Providence Business News.  Rosanna has sat on the boards of directors for Fashion Group International, The American Heart Association of Southern New England, and Child and Family Services of Rhode Island. In the summer of 2017 Rosanna worked with The Newport Preservation Society to stage a benefit Pierre Cardin fashion show for Monsieur Cardin at the Breakers in Newport. 

rosanna@rmopr.com   

 

 

 
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Sarah Wessel

Senior Account Executive & Social Media Director

Sarah has been with RMO Public Relations since 2014. With a strong background in client relations, Sarah has parlayed her former experiences with clientele into becoming a Public Relations/Social Media professional. Sarah specializes in social media management, analytics, and graphics,  in addition to traditional public relations which has entailed pitching that have resulted into features for clients in major publications. She has managed accounts in the fashion, architectural, accessories, and beauty industries.

sarah@rmopr.com

 

Arianna Buonanno

Senior Account Executive

Arianna joined the RMO PR team as a Senior Account Executive and Director of Sponsorship Acquisition for STYLEWEEK NORTHEAST. She has extensive experience in Product Development for private brands and with not more notably U.S. government textile projects. Arianna has in depth knowledge in Public Relations from her time working in Los Angeles, specializing in fashion PR, product placement, and strategic branding. She has experience managing both new start up accounts, as well as established corporations that are looking to increase brand awareness within the entertainment, fashion, and beauty industries. Arianna has managed and designed costuming and wardrobe for feature films, dressing and communicating with many celebrities, forging strong interpersonal relationships with her clients.