Alfred State is pleased to announce that Russ Nunley has joined the college staff as the director of Marketing Communications, effective Feb. 25.
Nunley brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications, media relations, targeted marketing, and brand positioning to Alfred State. Most recently, he served as vice president of Marketing and Communications at America’s largest movie theater exhibitor.
During his tenure at Regal Cinemas, the company grew threefold and Nunley held several positions with increasing responsibilities. Some of his most important initiatives included targeted marketing, brand awareness, national media placement, social media engagement, multimedia production, data analysis, multi-cultural marketing, crisis communications, and philanthropy. He also collaborated with stakeholders by coordinating the marketing and communications needs for all departments across the corporate campus.
Prior to joining Regal, Nunley was an anchor, reporter, and producer for WATE-TV-6, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, TN. He attained top-rated newscasts when anchoring weekday mornings and in the evenings on weekends. Nunley focused his reporting on business and political issues, interviewing corporate and government leaders.
Nunley earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and management from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, graduating with honors.
In addition to his professional duties, Nunley served as a member of the Dogwood Arts Festival Board of Directors, a narrative feature film judge for the Knoxville Film Festival, a member of the Allocations Committee for the United Way of Greater Knoxville, and a loaned executive for the United Way.
Deborah Goodrich, associate vice president for Enrollment Management, said, “Alfred State is excited that Russ will be joining the Enrollment Management team. His expertise will be instrumental in communicating the excellence of Alfred State to all audiences.”