Friday, June 22, 2007

Behan Communications Raises the Bar

Former State Bar Association Leader Joins Behan Communications Team

A former journalist and senior executive with the New York State Bar Association has joined Behan Communications, Inc., the public relations, public affairs and marketing firm with offices in Albany and Glens Falls.

L. Beth Krueger was named senior project manager at Behan Communications, according to Mark L. Behan, president of the firm. Ms. Kruger will provide issue management, strategic communications, media relations and community relations services for Behan clients.

Ms. Krueger brings extensive senior-level executive experience in external and internal communications, public affairs, publications, organizational development, and operations and strategic planning, with a special background in the legal profession.

She formerly served as Assistant Executive Director of the 70,000-member New York State Bar Association, the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. In that capacity, she supervised the Association’s media services, public affairs and youth education programs and conducted professional education meetings. She worked with Bar Association leaders in developing communications, policy and strategic planning, and studies and programs on numerous legal, legislative and social issues. She also served as Director of Administrative Services and Director of Membership Services and Special Projects for the Association.

In addition, Ms. Krueger managed The New York Bar Foundation, a charitable and educational organization established by the Association. She began her communications career as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers in the Capital Region and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Rochester.

She has been engaged in consulting services for nonprofit organizations. A resident of Guilderland, she is a member of Tech-Valley Nonprofit Business Council, a shared initiative of the Albany-Colonie and Schenectady chambers of commerce, and serves on Council’s Program Committee. She is active in kayaking, hiking and nature photography and has a background in classical music performance and education.

Behan Communications, Inc., provides public and media relations, corporate communications, marketing, advertising design and creative services to corporate clients, non-profit institutions and community organizations. Its services include full Web site development and in-house video production.

For more information, we invite you to visit the Behan Communications website.