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ARRL Headquarters Welcomes New Communication Manager Dave Isgur:

from The ARRL Letter on October 12, 2017
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ARRL Headquarters Welcomes New Communication Manager Dave Isgur:

This week, ARRL Headquarters welcomed Dave Isgur, who will be the League's Communication Manager. A Boston-area native and 1979 graduate of Boston University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in economics, he brings to ARRL a rich background in journalism and public relations. Expect him to have a call sign after his name in the near future.

"I am enjoying it here and have found everyone to be very friendly and welcoming," Isgur said. "I am working on my ham radio license and have had an interest in Amateur Radio, as I have a few friends who are ham radio operators."

He joins the HQ staff after 19 years as the director of media relations at the University of Hartford, where he served as the university's chief spokesperson and wrote articles for alumni publications and student and faculty profiles for the school's website. A highlight of his time there came in 2015, when President Barack Obama spoke on campus, and Isgur had the opportunity to work with the White House on media relations for the event.

Before that, Isgur worked for nearly 20 years as a reporter and editor at a variety of publications throughout New England. That included a stint in the 1990s when he was managing editor -- and later editor -- of Hartford Business Journal. He had first arrived in Hartford in 1990, to launch and manage a news bureau in Connecticut's capital for the Reuters International wire service.

"Working for a wire service taught me a lot about how to craft tightly written stories under intense deadline pressures," Isgur recalled.

He has earlier experience writing for journals targeting the insurance, banking, and real estate professions, and he was a reporter at general circulation weekly newspapers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Isgur said he's a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox as well as of horror-genre novelist Stephen King, and mystery and science fiction novels.


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