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January 6, 2015

Clarke Welcomes Two New Trustee Members

January 6, 2015—Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech is thrilled to welcome as the newest members of Clarke’s Board of Trustees, Pam Brown and Evan Brunell. “We are very fortunate to have two such talented individuals join the Clarke team,” said Clarke President, Bill Corwin. “I look forward to working with Pam and Evan as we continue to guide Clarke through an exciting time of growth and change.”

About Pam Brown

Pam Brown

Pam Brown is a seasoned Media Relations Consultant from Washington, D.C. She comes to Clarke with over 20 years of experience in program development, communications, media relations, marketing, event planning, and business development. She served as Senior Editor of USA Weekend and project director of Make A Difference Day, USA Today's signature initiative and the nation's largest day of volunteering. During her tenure with Make A Difference Day, annual participation increased from 72,000 people to more than 3,000,000. Brown has recruited and negotiated relationships with Points of Light, Newman's Own, Citi, Cisco, Motorola and Wal-Mart. She is a winner of the International News Media Association's 2012 Marketing Campaign Award and has overseen marketing and branding strategies for Newman's Own, Today show, Sunday Night Football, and Good Morning America.

“I am eager,” said Brown, “to use the skills I acquired as a reporter and editor at USA Today to help spread the word about Clarke's cutting-edge programs and their many successes.”

About Evan Brunell

Evan Brunell

Evan Brunell is the president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the AG Bell Association and a Clarke alumnus residing in Worcester. He was diagnosed with a profound hearing loss at the age of one and wore hearing aids until he received his first cochlear implant when he was 16. He received a second implant when he was 26.

Brunell is deeply involved in the world of deaf advocacy, leadership and social connections. In addition to being president of the Mass Chapter of AG Bell he also serves on the Board of Directors for the National AG Bell Association. Brunell worked Clarke's Explore the Outdoors Teen Program and has coordinated and facilitated the Making Connections teen track at Clarke's Annual Mainstream Conference. Currently, Evan is the director of marketing for Pioneer Oil, Pioneer Glass and Pioneer Window Fashions in Central Massachusetts, and, writes as a part-time journalist for the Major League Baseball and Bleacher Report.

“I was inspired,” said Brunell, “to become a Trustee because I want to give back to Clarke. I attended Clarke from kindergarten through middle school; during that time Clarke gave me the tools to grow into a successful, independent deaf adult who uses listening and spoken language. I hope my Public Administration graduate degree, which I will officially earn in spring of 2015, will be an invaluable resource to my work with Clarke.”