Scott Widmeyer, alumnus and sponsor of the West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) Widmeyer Communications Professor of Public Relations, will collaborate with New York City’s top leaders on major issues facing the city as a new member of the prestigious David Rockefeller Fellows Program.
Widmeyer, a 1975 graduate of the SOJ and visiting committee member, will have the opportunity to participate in a series of working sessions on strengthening corporate citizenship. Previous sessions have included Mayor Michael Bloomberg, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch and Time Warner Chairman Richard Parsons.
“I am delighted to have this opportunity to delve into the city’s most important issues and to roll up my sleeves alongside such distinguished individuals,” said Widmeyer, a member of the fellowship’s class of 2007-08. “As someone with a background in issue-driven communications and public affairs, I am especially looking forward to talking about how, as corporate leaders, we can better reach and engage New York citizens on issues that really matter, such as education, the environment, health care and human rights.”