Georgia Relay Hires New Outreach Coordinator

Brendan Underwood will promote Georgia Relay’s telecommunications services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing throughout the state

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ATLANTA – August 11, 2015 – Georgia Relay, the free public service that enables individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking to place and receive telephone calls, announced today that Brendan Underwood has been hired as outreach coordinator. In this role, Brendan will travel throughout the state to promote Georgia Relay’s services and programs to various communities and groups while striving to increase overall Relay awareness and call volume.

An Atlanta native, Brendan was previously a tour guide at the CNN Center, where he gave more than 3,500 tours and met more than 75,000 guests. In addition to giving tours, he also served as event specialist, helping to plan, setup and execute special events.
“I am a believer in giving back to the community and helping others, and this job gives me the opportunity to do just that, and I am both honored and humbled to be a part of it,” says Brendan. “My goal is to spread the word about Georgia Relay, and I plan to work diligently to meet people, give presentations, set up informational booths at community events, and pursue any other opportunity that crosses my path to share knowledge about how our services and programs can help people.”

“We are pleased to welcome Brendan to our team, as he brings his personal and volunteer experience working closely with seniors and those with disabilities,” said John Fechter, state outreach manager for Hamilton Relay, Georgia Relay’s contracted service provider. “In his career, he has demonstrated both his leadership and his presentation skills, and we are confident that he will be a great ambassador for Georgia Relay as he leads our outreach initiatives throughout the state.”

Brendan is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. He currently lives in Decatur with his girlfriend, Jessica and his Italian Greyhound, Finn. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and being active outdoors.

To request a free presentation about Georgia Relay, or to invite Georgia Relay to your next public event, please contact Brendan at 678-620-6776 or brendan.underwood@hamiltonrelay.com.

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