AKRON (Dec. 5, 2003) — Goodyear has named Edward W. Markey vice president of public relations and communications for its North American Tire business, filling a spot that's been vacant since June.
Mr. Markey, 44, most recently was vice president of communications for the Cleveland Cavaliers/Gund Arena Co., and prior to that spent six years as vice president of sports press and special projects for NBC Sports in New York.
Markey takes over a job vacant since June when Chuck Sinclair was named senior vice president of global communications. Mr. Sinclair had held the North American post since 2002 after previously serving as a manager and later director of communications/public relations for the business.
"Ed brings an ideal mix of leadership, experience and enthusiasm to the company that can only strengthen our communications capabilities, both internally and externally, in this critical business segment," Mr. Sinclair said in a prepared statement.
A 1981 graduate of St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vt., Mr. Markey started his career as assistant sports information director at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. In 1985 he was named sports information director at Harvard.
In 1987, he joined NBC Sports as a media relations representative and served as the network´s primary media contact for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. He was promoted to director of sports information, media relations in 1990 and held that position until being named vice president of sports press in 1997.