Post Date: April 25, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Rabiah Burks
Rabiah Burks Named FAMM Director of Communications
WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Rabiah Burks has been tapped to serve as the organization’s communications director. Burks most recently served as senior public relations specialist for the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section.
“We’re thrilled to have Rabiah on our team,” said Ring. “She’s a pro. She knows the issues, the players, and the opportunities and challenges we face.
“FAMM communicates with a lot of different audiences through a variety of media. Rabiah’s experience, knowledge, and skills will make us better in all of our communications,” Ring said.
Burks said, “I’m excited to join such an extraordinary organization. Mandatory minimums must be eradicated. I look forward to advancing FAMM’s mission through communications to ensure that our voice is heard nationwide.”
As the senior public relations specialist for the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, she managed all aspects of membership, marketing, and communications for more than 15,000 members, comprised of prosecutors and defense attorneys, academics, law enforcement representatives, judges, and students. She also managed and facilitated news coverage for the Section’s events, policy priorities, and initiatives.
Burks is also a member of several media-based associations, including the National Press Club, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Washington Association of Black Journalists, and Colorcomm, Inc. She holds a bachelor’s degree in both history and African American studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.
FAMM, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, promotes commonsense sentencing and prison policies that increase public safety.
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