ALBANY, NY (09/20/2012)(readMedia)-- Albany-based watchdog Environmental Advocates of New York is pleased to announce that Travis Proulx, a former spokesman for the State Senate and Cuomo administration, has joined the group as its new Communications Director.
"Travis is a great addition to our office. His years of experience in the capital, working in both the legislative and executive branches, as well as his knowledge of state government, political campaigns, and statewide media, are huge assets to our organization and the state's broader environmental community," said Rob Moore, Executive Director of Environmental Advocates.
Proulx said, "Environmental Advocates has a well-deserved reputation for not only advancing environmental protections, but also advocating visionary policies that benefit all New Yorkers. I'm excited to join the team at such an important time for our state's environment, with big decisions looming on issues such as fracking."
Since 2006, Proulx has worked in a variety of strategic communications positions in Albany. Immediately prior to joining Environmental Advocates, he worked for the Cuomo administration as Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, where he was the chief messaging strategist and spokesperson for one of the state's largest agencies. Prior to that, Proulx served as Deputy Press Secretary for the State Senate, as well as Director of Communications for Senator Liz Krueger.
Proulx has provided communications support for several political campaigns, including successful races for Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Darrel Aubertine, and Bill Stachowski.
Environmental Advocates of New York's mission is to protect our air, land, water, and wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers. Based in Albany, we monitor state government, evaluate proposed laws, and champion policies and practices that will ensure the responsible stewardship of our shared environment. We work to support and strengthen the efforts of New York's environmental community and to make our state a national leader. The tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization is also the New York State affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation. Visit www.eany.org for more information.