Michelle Blackston

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has hired Michelle Blackston as senior director of communications and marketing. She will oversee the organization’s communications initiatives, including internal communications, marketing, public relations and media outreach. In this role, Blackston will also lead educational programs and membership development and engagement within NFRC.

Before joining the NFRC, Blackston was a vice president at a public relations agency where she expanded the client roster and grew the services they provided for existing clients. A former award-winning newspaper journalist with more than two decades working with the media, she has developed and implemented strategic communications plans for numerous nonprofit organizations, member associations and think tanks, according to the organization.

“We are excited to have Michelle leading our communications efforts. She brings not only extensive knowledge of the news media but also a keen understanding of how to build and promote the NFRC brand,” says NFRC CEO Deb Callahan. “We look to Michelle to continue the success of our media outreach efforts and expand our reach into new and existing audiences.”


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