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Fashion Group International Atlanta Announces Raquel Riley Thomas as New Executive Board Member

By: PRLog

Fashion Group International of Atlanta (FGIATL) announced that Raquel Riley Thomas has been named as Public Relations Chair. Mrs Thomas' appointment to FGIATL Executive Board will commence in early October 2022.

This position marks an historical moment, as the appointment is the first ever for an African- American in the 75 year history of the FGIATL region.

ATLANTA - Oct. 4, 2022 - PRLog -- Raquel has more than 30 years of senior media experience, including almost a decade of military service. Raquel is a decorated military veteran, having served nine years in the U.S. Army (5-years Enlisted photojournalist; 4-years Ordnance Officer Captain). She is now inducted into the Library of Congress for her service work. In 2011, Raquel founded An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC, a media and entertainment company with divisions in talent management, brand management, public relations and production services.

"I am very excited to be joining the FGIATL team," said Raquel Riley Thomas. "I believe FGIATL has a great business model and a talented executive team. FGIATL is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the changing beauty and fashion environment and help members efficiently maximize their networks."

Raquel graduated from the Defense Information School (DINFOS). She graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Hampton University. She simultaneously graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She also has a Mastery of Negotiation certification from Harvard University.

"Raquel is the right person for the Public Relations Chair,'' states Nancy Flaherty, FGI Atlanta Regional Director.  "Raquel's extensive military background and public relations skills will help FGIATL strengthen partnerships, develop strategic alliances and expand our international presence," Flaherty continue.

About Fashion Group International

The Fashion Group International is a global, professional organization with thousands of members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. The idea for Fashion Group, was conceived at an informal luncheon with 17 women in 1928, became a formal organization in 1930. Founding members included Edna Woolman Chase (Editor-in-Chief of Vogue), Elizabeth Arden (Founder of Elizabeth Arden, Inc) and Elenor Roosevelt (First lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945).

About Fashion Group International Atlanta

Fashion Group International Atlanta is a networking membership designed for professionals actively involved in fashion and related industries. Retail Owners & Buyers, Fashion Manufacturers, Fashion Educators, Beauty Distributors, Fashion Designers, Fashion Stylists, PR/Marketing Executives, Magazine Publishers, Home Decor/Interior Designers, Event Planners, Real Estate Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Students are just a sampling of the members who benefit from an FGI Atlanta membership.

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