Ray Casas is president of Wragg & Casas Public Relations, a leading independent public relations firm in Florida.
During his public relations career, Ray Casas has managed communications services for multi-national companies, large real estate developers, banks, food companies, attorneys and other professional firms and hospitals. Casas’ areas of expertise include strategic planning, issues management, and crisis counseling.
At Wragg & Casas, he has headed the public relations program for the effort to win public funding for the new Miami Marlins baseball park and the Archdiocese of Miami’s response to the sexual abuse crisis..
Before Wragg & Casas, Casas worked for 13 years at Hank Meyer Associates, Inc., where he was executive vice president. There, he led the public relations effort of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Miami and for the inaugural Carnaval Miami. Earlier, he was a reporter for United Press International, the San Diego Evening Tribune and The Chicago Reporter.
Casas serves on the board of directors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Camillus House and the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless and is a non-lawyer member of The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Advertising. He currently is a member of the Honorary Board of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, were he served as a board member for 19 years, including two terms as Board President. Casas also served on the board of directors of the Beacon Council and the Board of Regents of Leadership Florida, acting as Miami region chairman for two years. He was the 2001-2002 chairman of the Archbishop’s Charities and Development drive.
Ray Casas holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University.