HELENA, Ala.— Nov. 14, 2022—Mspark, a B2C Marketing Services company specializing in driving brand growth and customer engagement strategies in rural America for national and local advertisers, today announced Miranda Ricks as Director, Local Sales-Southeast Division.  Miranda has been a successful territory sales manager for the past four years at Mspark as an Outside Sales Manager of the Mississippi and Louisiana Sales Team, and as a Virtual Sales Manager over the South region. Miranda received the 2021 Sales Leader of the Year award and has emphasized growing sales excellence and building partnerships with a client-focused approach, while fostering a family and people-first culture.  “Miranda’s passion, energy, and acumen will be a great asset to our larger sales team,” Mspark Vice President of Local Sales Rob Houghtlin said.  Miranda joined Mspark as Territorial Sales Manager for the Mississippi and Louisiana Local Sales Teams in 2018 and transitioned to a Virtual Sales Manager in 2020, after serving in sales and leadership roles with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Hershey, and Gannett. She holds bachelor’s degrees in marketing and business administration from the University of West Georgia. Miranda lives in Brandon, Mississippi with her husband, daughter, and 2 Frenchie’s. She spends her free time enjoying “Porch Life” in the sunshine with her family or working on growing her culinary chops as a true foodie.