PEF President appoints new Communications Director

ALBANY, NY (08/27/2020) (readMedia)-- Rob Merrill has been appointed to the position of PEF Director of Communications, effective Sept. 9, 2020.

Merrill joins PEF from the University at Albany, where for the past four years he has worked in the Athletic Department helping manage all aspects of their external communications. Prior to UAlbany, Merrill was employed as the Entertainment Video Manager for the North American operation of The Associated Press (AP) in New York.

PEF President Wayne Spence said, "I believe that Rob's digital media savvy and video production expertise will serve PEF well, as we work to expand the ways we communicate with our membership, elected officials, including the Governor, and the residents of New York State in these unprecedented times."

It is expected Merrill and the Communications Team will build on the gains achieved over the past five years under Jane Briggs, who is retiring at the end of August.