ORDA Tabs Lundin as PR Coordinator
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. --- The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announced today, Thursday, Oct. 15, that it has named Jon Lundin as its public relations coordinator. Lundin begins his responsibilities with the state agency immediately.
"We’re happy to bring in Jon and his experience to this organization, he brings a number of qualities to this position" stated ORDA CEO Ted Blazer. "Not only has he lived in the area for most of his life, but he also has a unique understanding of Olympic sports and the tourism industry, both of which will serve him well in this organization."
Lundin brings almost 15 years of media and public relations to ORDA. He spent almost nine years as USA Luge’s media and public relations manager, where he served as a press attaché for two Olympic Winter Games and numerous world championship and World Cup races. Lundin also spent one year as the director of communications for the Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau. In addition to his media and public relations experience, Lundin is also familiar with the broadcast industry, having worked in both national and local markets.
"Jon is certainly going to hit the ground running with everything that’s coming up in just a few short weeks," added Blazer. "In the next month and a half alone, he’ll play important roles in our communications and public relations efforts involving First Tracks media night in New York City, Skate America and World Cup bobsled and skeleton… plus the upcoming season openings of both Whiteface and Gore mountains."
As the organization’s public relations coordinator, Lundin will act as liaison between the media and the organization, and serve as a spokesperson on behalf of ORDA. Jon Lundin can be reached at 518.523.1655 ext. 213, or through e-mail at jlundin@orda.org.