NEW YORK: New York Road Runners has appointed Chris Weiller to serve as VP of media and PR, effective October 7.
Weiller, who previously led sports marketing for the US Fund for UNICEF, will report to NYRR president and CEO Mary Wittenberg. He will also join the group's senior leadership team.
Some of Weiller's responsibilities include leading all of NYRR's PR efforts and developing and implementing media relations strategies. He will work on PR for the organization's initiatives and running events, such as the ING New York City Marathon and NYRR 5-Borough Series.
Before his time at UNICEF, Weiller worked for the Charlotte Bobcats, the NBA, the New York Knicks, and Madison Square Garden, serving in various marketing and PR roles.