{Chris Mulvaney of CMDS Joins the Communication Council at Monmouth University}

Middletown, NJ (Monday, March 12, 2012) – Chris Mulvaney, Founder of Middletown based CMDS has been invited by Monmouth University to become a member of the Communication Council, an advisory organization that works with the Department of Communication in pursuit of common goals.

The Council makes a connection for faculty and students in the department with working professionals in the field of communication. They meet once a month to discuss how to better the communication field. One of Mulvaney’s first endeavors will be to work with the Council to prepare for the 2012 Roast of MU’s President Paul Gaffney.

“We’re delighted that Chris accepted our invitation to join the Council,” said Chad Dell, Chair, Department of Communication. “Chris is not only a graduate of MU, he is now an award-winning designer and online marketing strategist with an extensive professional background in working with some of the world’s best-known brands. His knowledge and industry background make him a tremendous asset to the Council.”

Mulvaney will join a noted team of working professionals in the field of communication and related areas. Current Council members include David Wilson of Bloomberg News, Maiya Furgason of Wells Fargo Advisors, Jim Hickey of ABC Radio News, Maureen Bay of Gem of an Idea, Lucille Maddalena of MT Management, Pat Scanlon of Shamrock Communications, Ann Willets of Utopia Communications, Mark Beal of Taylor PR, Steven Cody of Peppercom Strategic Communications, actor Frank Dicopoulos of NJ Discover, Jim Driscoll of Fox5 News, Rickie Gaffney of ABC’s The Chew, and Marilyn Rocky, one of the department’s first graduates. The Council Emeriti members include Tom Bernard, Thomas D. Carver, Elizabeth Christopherson, Linda Deutsch (’65), Joe Fisher, Herbert W. McCord, Gloria and Norma Monty, Jules L. Plangere, Jr. (HN ’86), and Al Shapiro (’65).

Mulvaney’s success – and a burning desire to incorporate new technologies into the marketing practice — led him to create CMDS in 2002. He has since done work for Fortune 100 companies including Sony, Astra Zeneca, Schering, Johnson & Johnson, and LG. In the process, Chris has been able to provide his clients with a significant competitive sales advantage through the use of conversion architecture and other lead-conversation techniques that engage audiences on an emotional level.

Chris’ specific areas of expertise include online marketing, branding, website design, organic search, paid search (PPC Management), mobile application development and business-process consulting. His team is known for tackling complex projects and streamlining process through technology in a way that is highly usable and satisfying to the end user.

He holds a Bachelor’s in Arts from Monmouth University. Chris is also the recipient of numerous prestigious industry awards including an IMA for Outstanding Achievement in Web Design, a Communicator Award of Distinction and three consecutive Graphic Design USA Awards for Excellence in Communication & Graphic Design.

About CMDS:

CMDS is an award-winning full service marketing agency dedicated to branding businesses. Headquartered in Middletown, NJ, CMDS has been offering superior services including website and application design, online advertising, marketing services and search engine optimization since 2002. For more information, contact Christopher Mulvaney at (732) 706-5555 or visit the company’s web site at www.cmdsonline.com.

About Monmouth University:

Monmouth University is a leading private institution that offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University provides students with a highly personalized education that builds the knowledge and confidence of tomorrow’s leaders. Located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, Monmouth University’s magnificent and historic campus is approximately one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia and is within walking distance of the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Monmouth University is listed in the Princeton Review’s The Best 376 Colleges and U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges.” Learn more at www.monmouth.edu.

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