For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Contact: Nicolette Nye (202) 465-8463, firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Williams Joins NOIA Communications Team
Summer Interns also Welcomed
Washington, D.C. – The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has hired Justin Williams as Director of Digital & Public Affairs. Justin will direct NOIA’s digital communications, including NOIA’s web and social media sites, publications, videos, graphics and presentations. Justin will also staff NOIA’s Public Affairs and Education Committee.
“Justin comes to NOIA with a unique array of communications and regulatory analysis skills. He will assist in promoting the need for increased reliable access and a fair regulatory and economic environment for our member companies who are dedicated to developing the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. Our country is on the brink of sustained world leadership in energy production and the offshore industry will play an increasing role in that energy renaissance,” said Randall Luthi, President of NOIA.
Most recently, Justin was International Trade Analyst at the consulting firm, International Development Systems (IDS), where he helped private companies, trade associations and government agencies navigate global textile and apparel policy. While at IDS, Justin was also responsible for various communications, including a weekly e-newsletter, daily briefs and memos, opinion pieces and editorials, presentations, visuals and web management.
Prior to IDS, Justin worked for the Flour Corporation Fluor Government Group (FGG). At Fluor, Justin worked under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP IV) with the U.S. Department of Defense.
Justin holds a Master’s in Public Policy from American University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Carolina.
NOIA also welcomes two 2015 Summer Interns, Kassidy McElheney and Michael Voyles. Kassidy is entering her senior year as a Communication Major at the University of Missouri and Michael is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Advocacy in the Global Environment from the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.
NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf. The NOIA membership comprises over 325 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance, and renewable energy. Learn more at www.noia.org.