FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2011
Goldmark appoints new Director of Communications & Outreach at DNR
OLYMPIA – Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark today announced the appointment of Bryan Flint as the new director of Communications & Outreach for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
“Bryan brings a diverse set of experiences and a passion for our state’s natural resources that will serve the department well,” said Commissioner Goldmark. “Having lived and worked on both sides of the Cascades, Bryan knows the importance of getting information out to the public across the state.”
Flint, a Tacoma resident, was most recently the executive director of the Tahoma Audubon Society where he focused on growing a grassroots organization to help improve and restore habitat and advocate for sustainable natural resource practices. His 20 years of experience also includes his work as the communications director on the successful “Yes on I-937” clean energy campaign in 2006.
“I am thrilled to join DNR and to help communicate with the public about how DNR is sustainably managing natural resources for the trusts and the public,” said Flint. “In these tough economic times, it is even more important to communicate the value DNR provides to our state through the jobs that DNR-managed lands support.”
Flint replaces Aaron Toso who is leaving DNR for a position in the private sector. “I am thankful for the skill and dedication Aaron has brought to DNR to help us navigate difficult issues that face our department,” said Commissioner Goldmark. “He was an important part of my transition team and helped to bring DNR’s communications into the 21st century through the use of social media and the internet.”
Media Contact: Bryan Flint, Director of Communications & Outreach, 360-902-1023, firstname.lastname@example.org
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