Engineering Society of Detroit Names New PR Director

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SOUTHFIELD — The Engineering Society of Detroit has named Matt Roush as its new director of communications and public relations.

Roush of Dearborn is a veteran science and technology journalist who has worked in Michigan his 35-year career.

At ESD, Roush will support the organization’s mission to provide quality educational development programs and networking opportunities to engineering, science and technology professionals, as well as to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational and employment opportunities to students, according to company officials.

Roush will also work with the ESD Institute, modeled after the National Academy of Sciences, which tackles community challenges through policy proposals generated in symposia of leaders from government, industry, labor, civic groups, and the academic community.

Before joining ESD, Roush spent 12 years as technology editor of WWJ Newsradio 950, where he wrote a daily e-mail newsletter covering high tech from a Michigan perspective, and also contributed to on-air reports. Prior to that, he spent more than 10 years at Crain’s Detroit Business, covering banking, finance, retailing and high tech. Earlier, he worked in community and business journalism at the Kalamazoo Gazette, the Traverse City Record-Eagle, The Leelanau Enterprise, and the Three Rivers Commercial

Roush is a graduate of Albion College

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