Geoffrey is a 1974 Washington State University Murrow communications graduate. Following a dozen years in radio broadcasting, he transitioned to the corporate world of media relations and public affairs. After working with Rockwell International, Westinghouse, and British Nuclear Fuels Limited, Geoff took his Murrow education and broadcast communications experience to Battelle Memorial Institute for the next couple of decades. BMI operates the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA.
As a Senior Media Relations Specialist, Geoff managed and supervised communications support and direction for various laboratory sectors including the Department of Homeland Security, Energy Systems, Microsystems Technology, Environmental Safety and Health, Nuclear Safety and Technology, and Ecosystems Management. He routinely engaged with national and regional broadcast media.
Over the years he maintained an active affiliation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Association of Science Writers, the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, the Public Relations Society of America, and the Northwest Science Writers Association (Seattle). Following retirement in 2017, Geoff remained involvement with several community organizations like Habitat for Humanity and the Tri-City Local Business Association, assisting them with media relations and public affairs support.
In recent years, he’s continued to support WSU communications by organizing informative meetings with professional Murrow graduates working in southeastern Washington. His desire is to continue to build internship and employment opportunities in the region for Murrow students and graduates.
Geoff and his family have established a scholarship for Murrow Communications students majoring in journalism and R/TV broadcasting and production. He resides in Kennewick, WA and comes from a proud family of WSU alumni including his wife Penelope (Business ’75), daughter Courtney (Communications/TV ’05) and son Brent (Fine Arts ’10).