Friday, December 5, 2008

Marshall Wilson joins Press Club board

Marshall Wilson has been elected to the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club's board of directors.

Wilson currently serves as public communication manager for San Mateo County, where he is focusing on providing more opportunities for public involvement and developing new ways to communicate with and to hear from residents. Public relations professionals have long been apart of the Press Club's membership.

Prior to his current position Wilson spent more than 10 years at the San Francisco Chronicle. He spent five years as a reporter covering the Peninsula and five years as an assignment editor on the news desk. He also helped to create and edit the Chronicle Cars section with staff-written reviews and features and reader-submitted articles.

From 1989-1996 he worked as a reporter and writer at the San Mateo Times. Prior to that he worked at the Gilroy Dispatch for nearly a year.

Wilson earned a master's degree in journalism from the Stanford University Department of Communication and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He grew up in San Carlos and attended Carlmont High and the College of San Mateo.

Wilson replaces Aimee Lewis-Strain, who resigned from the board. The board has another vacancy as the result of Jennifer Aquino's resignation.

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