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LINDA RIGANO

LINDA RIGANO

Professional Bio

At my core I am a B2B storyteller.

I have the pleasure of working with manufacturers and technology companies across the globe to help them improve business performance and stakeholder relationships by building highly successful and measurable communications programs.

For over 20 years I worked in various capacities at Thomas Publishing Company, most recently, with ThomasNet.com, industry’s leading product sourcing and supplier discovery platform. My team and I created and managed a highly successful public relations program designed to increase awareness and utilization of ThomasNet’s many resources for the technology, supply chain, manufacturing and engineering industries. I led the media relations team, working closely with agency partners and collaborating with colleagues across disciplines including business development, field sales, marketing, and executive management. I also played a key role in cultivating and establishing outside partnerships.

I have deep expertise helping organizations advance the discussion of important industry issues. For example, I helped to develop and promote ThomasNet’s annual Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) survey on the state of manufacturing, the ThomasNet/ISM “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Recognition Program, and ThomasNet’s North American Scholarship Program.

Throughout my career, I've been an active participant and presenter for manufacturing, supply management, and business associations. Currently, I am a co-host for Woman and Manufacturing, a great podcast highlighting some amazing and fearless women.

I have an MBA in marketing from Fordham University and a Bachelors degree in communications from The College of New Rochelle.
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