13th April 2000

 

UNI RECRUITS TOP MARKETING MAN

 

The former head of communications at Lincolnshire County Council has been appointed as senior lecturer in Marketing at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

David Gannon, from Thurlby near Lincoln, started work in his new role at the beginning of April. He is also helping formulate the new Public Relations degree which will be launched at the Lincoln campus in September.

 

“As well as working with Marketing students I will be working closely with a team of lecturers including Public Relations lecturer Frank Davis to help develop this new degree,” said David.

 

Before joining the university David was a self-employed consultant with a local authority in London, but he spent two years at the county council heading up the communications team.

 

For five years David was head of marketing at Kirklees Metropolitan Council and he has worked for advertising agencies and as a copywriter, putting together TV and radio commercials.

 

David lives in Thurlby with his wife Jacqui, 17-year-old daughter Lucy and son Jonathan, aged 10.

 

For more information on the Marketing and Public Relations programmes at the university call the Marketing Department on 01522 886097.

 

Ends

 

Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk