For Immediate Release: March 27, 2015
Contact: Robert J. Thormeyer, 202-898-9382, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON—The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has hired Regina L. Davis as its new Director of Communications, effective April 13.
Ms. Davis will be the Association’s main point-of-contact with the press and will help write, edit, and distribute press releases, speeches, testimony, and other official NARUC correspondence. She will also assist in promoting the Association’s three annual meetings.
In addition, Ms. Davis will produce and compile the bi-weekly NARUC Bulletin and oversee updates to the Association’s Website. She will report to NARUC Executive Director Charles Gray.
Ms. Davis joins NARUC after several years as Communications Director for the Maryland Public Service Commission. She served as the commission’s primary spokesperson in the media and at civic, non-profit, charitable, and educational organizations and community associations. She also arranged press conferences, developed social media strategies, oversaw the agency’s Website redesign, helped create agency vision and mission statements, and developed overall communications strategies for the commission.
“We are fortunate to find someone of Regina’s caliber for this position,” said NARUC President Lisa Edgar of Florida. “Her hands-on experience at a State commission will serve our members well. She understands the issues we face and, more importantly, has a strong track record of communicating with the media and the consumers we serve.”
Prior to joining the Maryland PSC in 2011, Ms. Davis worked in similar capacities at the Council of State Governments Justice Center, the University of Maryland Dental School, and the University of Maryland Baltimore’s Office of External Affairs. She has taught and lectured on public relations at Loyola College in Baltimore and Towson University in Towson, Maryland.
Ms. Davis received an M.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Florida and a B.S. in Mass Communications from Towson University.
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NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.
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