Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. recently appointed Andrea Czopp to the communications manager position. In her new role with NTCC, Czopp will maintain overall responsibility for local media relations and messaging, as well as constituent and stakeholder communications. In addition, she will play a key role in developing and executing the organization's community relations plan.
Czopp has spent the past 10 years working on tourism and hospitality-related issues in both the public and private sectors. She spent five years with the New York State Assembly and most recently was the director of communications for the Hamister Group, a Buffalo-based hotel and senior living developer.
"Andrea's experience with hospitality-related issues in both the private sector and government gives her a unique understanding of the priorities and demands from each of these entities," said John H. Percy, NTCC president and CEO. "Additionally, she has built positive working relationships with local media, business and community leaders and government officials, which will help us work more efficiently to achieve positive results for our community as well as our stakeholders."
Czopp has a BA in English from SUNY Fredonia and is a member of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She replaces Michelle Blackley Glynn who has moved into the global media relations role for the organization.