Seasoned Strategy and Communications Professional Joins SUNY Poly
For Release: January 27, 2015
Contact: Jerry Gretzinger, Vice President of Strategic Communications and Public Relations
David Doyle to Oversee Institutional Communications with Governmental Stakeholders and Policy Initiatives, Furthering SUNY Poly’s Academic and Economic Development Growth as Vice President of Governmental Communications and Public Policy
Albany, NY – In support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s commitment to the continued growth of New York State’s 21st century high-tech economy, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) today announced that David D. Doyle will join the SUNY Poly executive team as Vice President of Governmental Communications and Public Policy. Doyle was previously Assistant Vice Chancellor for Communications at SUNY Administration, managing communications and media relations for the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the country and serving as the spokesman for Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.
“As a valuable member of the SUNY team, David worked tirelessly and masterfully with our SUNY program staff and campus experts across a range of disciplines to convey all the incredible things SUNY is doing to benefit all New Yorkers,” said SUNY Chairman H. Carl McCall. “His expertise proved especially valuable to SUNY and the trustees as we managed the potentially devastating crisis at Downstate, a difficult situation that he handled with distinction. While his steady guidance, experience, and rapport with the media and stakeholders will be missed, I am thrilled he will remain within SUNY and continue his exceptional work for Dr. Alain Kaloyeros at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.”
“I am grateful for David’s SUNY service, particularly for raising SUNY’s national profile by implementing a successful long-term communications strategy and for his key role in messaging and launching several of our most important initiatives including START UP NY, Open SUNY, and SUNY Smart Track,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. “As our newest institution, SUNY Poly continues to grow and serve an integral role in Governor Cuomo’s economic development and education strategies. I am pleased that in his new role David will be a conduit for increased collaboration between SUNY system and SUNY Poly, both here in Albany and across the state."
“As SUNY Poly’s role in New York’s innovation economy continues to grow and evolve in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s strategic vision, David’s knowledge of SUNY and New York State government, coupled with his communications expertise will be invaluable as we continue to collaborate with key stakeholders to spur high-tech job growth, advance our one-of-a-kind academic programs, and raise the profile of this institution,” said Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros, President and CEO of SUNY Poly. “We are delighted to welcome David to SUNY Poly, where as Vice President he will play a pivotal role in telling this New York success story to the world and furthering our partnerships with government and industry.”
As Vice President for Governmental Communications and Public Policy, Doyle will oversee and maintain SUNY Poly’s growing communications with local, state, national and international government agencies. He will pursue new and innovative ways to advance the institution’s strategic growth and reputational prominence through collaboration with SUNY Poly’s legislative, regulatory and strategic communications teams. Doyle will use his well-established knowledge of SUNY operational strategy to coordinate positions and key messages on policy issues consistent with the core missions and goals of SUNY Poly. He will also support executive leadership to strengthen partnerships with government agencies and assist in the implementation of major policy initiatives. Doyle’s service as a senior communications staff member with Governor Andrew Cuomo, first in the Attorney General’s office and then in the Executive Chamber, as well as holding a cabinet-level position at SUNY Administration, make him uniquely qualified for the position. Prior to entering public service, Doyle was an assistant producer at CBS News and 60 Minutes in New York and a news producer at WRGB in Albany. He is a graduate of SUNY Oswego.
“I have been incredibly fortunate to have worked in public service and public higher education in support of extraordinary New York leaders beginning with Governor Andrew Cuomo, followed by SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman H. Carl McCall, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, and now SUNY Polytechnic Institute President and CEO Dr. Alain Kaloyeros,” said Doyle. “Serving the governor and his team and as Assistant Vice Chancellor for SUNY was extremely rewarding, particularly supporting the implementation of game-changing initiatives including START UP NY and NYSUNY 2020. I am excited to remain in the SUNY system and to work with the faculty, students, and staff at a campus globally recognized for being on the cutting edge of developing next-generation technology and academic programs, and one that is leading the way in implementing the governor’s innovation-driven education and economic development model.”
SUNY Polytechnic Institute. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany campus, and degrees in technology, professional studies, and the arts and sciences at its Utica/Rome campus. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts more than $20 billion in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 3,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. The Utica/Rome campus offers a unique high-tech learning environment, providing academic programs in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, with degrees and course offerings in natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences. Thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. SUNY Poly operates the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, CNSE’s Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester, and the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) on its Utica campus and also manages the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information visit www.sunycnse.com and www.sunypoly.edu.