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St. Louis, Missouri -- Rhonda Ries, president of OBP, an independent and woman-owned full-service marketing communications agency, has been accepted into Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only community for owners of and executives in successful public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies.

Ries was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

"We are honored to welcome Rhonda Ries into the community," said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Agency Council. "Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world."

As an accepted member of the Council, Rhonda has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help her reach peak professional influence. She will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Rhonda will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share her expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.
Finally, Rhonda will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.

"I am excited to join to the Forbes Agency Council, and look forward to valuable collaborations with the community to continue to stay at the forefront of elevating innovation and leadership in marketing communications," said Rhonda Ries, OBP president. "I'm honored and proud to represent OBP to contribute to raising the bar for thought leadership in marketing today," said Ries.

About Forbes Councils

Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

For more information about Forbes Agency Council, visit forbesagencycouncil.com. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.

About OBP

OBP is an independent and woman-owned full-service marketing communications agency. For 32 years, OBP has partnered with leading brands across a wide range of verticals including agriculture, food and tourism to navigate an ever-changing media landscape in the noble pursuit of possibility. Headquartered in St. Louis with locations in Nashville and Kansas City, the award-winning OBP team helps clients realize success as they define it through a variety of services including advertising, branding & communication strategy, design & packaging, experiential, media planning & buying, public relations, research & marketing intelligence, social & content, and UX & interactive development. Notable clients include Bayer Crop Science, GrainBridge, LinkedIn, Missouri Division of Tourism, Morton Buildings, Nutrien Ag Solutions, and United Soybean Board. Learn more at OBPagency.com.