April 6: Inside Stories Behind a Day at the Beach

April 6: Inside Stories Behind a Day at the Beach

Here’s your chance to get some inside stories and a behind-the-scenes look at the communications issues and media relations challenges George Gorman Jr. experiences on a daily basis — all so you can enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. Find out how he manages it all, get some practical advice from his many years of experience working with the news media, and enjoy some interesting (untold?) moments in New York State parks history. 

George Gorman began his career at Jones Beach State Park as a seasonal park worker.  He did not expect this summer job to be a lifetime career within the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation but it became just that.  He returned to Jones Beach as a summer seasonal worker thereafter.  During his fourth summer, he accepted a permanent position and rose through the ranks to become the Director of Operations at Jones Beach.    His responsibilities included overseeing over 400 employees and managing the day to day operations of the park including crisis management.

In 1990, George Gorman Jr.  accepted the position of Director or Recreational Services for the Long Island State Park Region.  His responsibilities included, oversight of several units within Regional Headquarters and overring all recreational programs which attracted over One Million park visitors.  He was also designated the media spokesperson for the Long Island Region.

In 2003, Mr. Gorman was promoted to Director of Operations for the Long Island Region and today his title is Regional Director overseeing 32 State Parks and over 2,300 employees with an annual visitation of 25 Million. 

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