Long-time AK Steel spokesperson to retire | Business
WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - AK Steel said Monday that Alan H. McCoy, Vice President, Government and Public Relations, has decided to retire effective January 31, 2012.
McCoy began his steel career in 1976 in employee and community relations for the former Kansas City Works of Armco Inc. He progressed through several positions before joining Armco’s former Eastern Steel Division in Middletown, Ohio in 1987. He held several public relations positions with Armco Steel Company L.P., the successor company to the Eastern Steel Division, before being named General Manager, Public Relations for AK Steel Corporation in 1994. Mr. McCoy was named Vice President, Public Affairs for AK Steel in 1997 and Vice President, Government and Public Relations in 2004.
"Following a distinguished career spanning 35 years with AK Steel and its predecessor company, I want to thank Alan for his significant contributions to our company's public relations, government affairs, and community relations activities over the years,” said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel. “Alan is a true professional and his leadership and ability to convey our company’s message to these key constituent groups has helped to shape AK Steel into the world-class company it is today."
McCoy is currently a director of the Ohio Steel Council and also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati. He is a past chair of the Council of U.S. Producers of the American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC. He has been honored by the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association with the Babington award for his public policy work, and he is a past recipient of a Bronze Telly award as writer and executive producer of the corporate film Making AK Steel. McCoy is a graduate of the University of Kansas.
Once McCoy retires, the company’s contact for news media relations and government relations will be Barry L. Racey, Director, Government and Public Relations.
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