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As the public relations, public affairs, cause branding, and issues management practice of The Richards Group, we see ourselves as matchmakers on a mission. A mission to connect our clients’ assets with the media, causes, and affiliations that matter – with results that deliver on their objectives.

For us, the key is getting the right message to the right audience at the right time, with a partner who is just the right size. Richards Partners is small enough to offer senior-level counsel on a daily basis yet large enough to leverage the creative and strategic insights of The Richards Group.

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Stacie Barnett: Principal

Stacie’s parents had a sense of humor. Her earliest lesson? Learning to recite the alphabet – backward. Fortunately, Stacie chose a career that values an unconventional approach to communication.

Since she joined Richards Partners in 1994, her creative approach to media outreach has landed multiple clients on or in virtually every national network, major daily, and Internet news venue, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Late Show with David Letterman, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, Vogue, Glamour, Men’s Journal, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. Current clients include FRAM, Summer’s Eve, Sub-Zero/Wolf, and The Salvation Army.

Stacie earned a degree from the University of Oklahoma in economics. She interned at the White House. And as mom to Hayden Grace and Jack, Stacie taught her kids to recite the alphabet. Backward.

Elizabeth Clayton: Principal

What do James Franco, Dave Matthews, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Flo Rida have in common? As online influencers touched by Elizabeth’s public battle with cancer, they’ve all reached out to her to become “#LizStrong” and join in her fight. A brand-builder by trade, Elizabeth knows the value of gaining strength through public support.

Cutting her nonprofit teeth by raising more than $20 million for partners and programs with United Way, Elizabeth earned her MBA from SMU Cox School of Business in order to analyze, scrutinize, and strategize the best solution, then communicate it in our cross-channel world.

With her passion for doing good, Elizabeth’s personal and professional missions have converged through crafting stories of support and sharing them through award-winning social media campaigns, multimillion-dollar fundraising campaigns, influencers, and journalists for clients like AT&T, The Salvation Army, Girl Scouts, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

When Elizabeth isn’t trying to save the world, she’s traveling it.

Ruth Fitzgibbons: Principal

Ruth became the agency’s public relations guru in 1994, after two decades as a reporter and editor for national and regional magazines. Her commitment to cause branding and strategic communications for nonprofits has led to award-winning work for Children’s Medical Center, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Hyundai Hope On Wheels national tour fighting pediatric cancer.

Ruth began her career in New York, where she was an editor and writer for several national titles including New York magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, and Ladies’ Home Journal. After returning to her native Dallas, Ruth became editor-in-chief of D Magazine, which was named best city magazine in the United States. She is a member and former president of The Dallas Assembly and a member of the International Women’s Forum.

Greg Miller: Principal

Greg cut his teeth in crisis management in New Orleans, where he worked on the Louisiana Office of Tourism’s Gulf of Mexico oil-spill response. As you can imagine, the experience gave him a wealth of hard-won public relations experience, which we were delighted to have him bring to Richards Partners in 2011.

Greg leads public relations strategy and outreach efforts for clients across sports, retail, real estate, automotive, and tourism categories, including several brands among the Fortune 300 and many iconic Dallas-Fort Worth initiatives. The most successful juggling act of Greg’s career? The debut of JOYÀ by Cirque du Soleil, an entirely new performance and culinary experience launched in Mexico through collaboration among resort developers, tourism officials, and entertainment brand Cirque du Soleil.

Greg graduated from Tulane University and is a former columnist for The Dallas Morning News. Outside of work, he and his wife, Nicky, enjoy traveling, their local CrossFit gym, and a good book.