CONRIC PR & Marketing has named Tom Hayden communications editor. Hayden brings a wealth of experience through his vast career as a writer and editor with various media platforms.
“Tom’s vast experience, reputation and community involvement will be a valuable asset to our clients,” said Connie Ramos-Williams, CONRIC PR & Marketing’s president and chief marketing officer. “We are excited to see what the future brings as we continue to expand and elevate our growing CONRIC team.”
Hayden will spearhead editorial content for Res Gestae, the monthly magazine of the Lee County Bar Association, as well as write and edit press releases, blogs, social media posts and more. He’ll use his understanding of the evolving language of engagement to craft and hone messages for CONRIC’s varied and growing portfolio of clients.
“Since the age of 10, I have always wanted to write and I have been fortunate to do my dream job for 41 years as a journalist,” Hayden said. “Now, I look forward to taking my experiences and applying it to my next wonderful challenge with CONRIC PR & Marketing.”
Over his four decades as a journalist, Hayden wrote and coordinated sports and news coverage at newspapers in three states. Most recently, he was Senior Engagement Editor at The News-Press, serving as the voice of the newspaper in editorial writing and in many community events over eight years. His journey at The News-Press also included 11 years as Cape Coral editor and five years as sports editor. He has interviewed sports legends like Muhammad Ali, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Mario Andretti. He has covered prominent sporting events like the Super Bowl, U.S. Open in golf, the Indianapolis 500, several U.S. Figure Skating Championships, as well as the Pan-American Games.
“Content is key in our business,” said Connie Ramos-Williams. “So bringing in a writer and editor with a high-level of professionalism and expertise was top of mind.”
Hayden is married and lives in Cape Coral. He has two children and three grandchildren. He is a graduate of Ball State University.