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Hopson Joins ORAU as Senior Communications and Marketing Specialist

April 26, 2010

Becki Hopson

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.— Rebecca (Becki) Akers Hopson, APR, has been named senior communications and marketing specialist for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). In her new role, Hopson will serve as a team lead and key media relations contact for ORAU. She will also serve as project manager for a variety of ORAU communications and strategic marketing initiatives and will provide leadership on public and community relations endeavors.

"We are thrilled to have someone of Becki's caliber on our team," said Pam Bonee, communications and marketing director for ORAU. "With her depth of experience in public and media relations and employee communications, Becki will provide strong support for strengthening the ORAU brand and will deliver effective communications to ORAU's employees and key stakeholders."

Prior to joining ORAU, Hopson served 11 years as a communication manager at the General Motors Company in Detroit, Mich. Before that, Hopson spent 12 years as a communication specialist at the Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville, Tenn. She received both her bachelor's and master's of science degrees in communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Hopson is also an accredited professional of the Public Relations Society of America.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Media Contacts

Pam Bonee
Work: 865.576.3146
Cell: 865.603.5142

Wendy West
Work: 865.576.0028
Cell: 865.207.7953