Mike Gonzalez New Public Affairs Manager

Mike Gonzalez, New Senior Manager of Public Affairs at Franklin PUD

Franklin PUD welcomes Mike Gonzalez as the new Senior Manager of Public Affairs. Gonzalez will be responsible for advocating Franklin PUD’s policy positions, developing and maintaining positive customer relationships and identifying and promoting priorities important to the electric industry today. He will also be responsible for Franklin PUD’s communication strategy - ensuring the needs of their diverse customer base are met.

Gonzalez was most recently the 4pm news anchor at the NBC affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona. He also has strong ties in the Tri-Cities where he was the News Director and Evening Anchor at KAPP/KVEW ABC where he managed daily operations, branding and marketing for the news department in their Tri-Cities and Yakima bureaus. Mike has strong ties to eastern Washington. He spent nearly 7 years at KXLY ABC in Spokane where he was a morning and primary evening news anchor. Mike also held executive producer and managing editor roles in Raleigh, NC – where he worked at WNCN NBC. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and 3 kids and is an avid food blogger. “I’m so grateful to start the next chapter of my career here in eastern Washington and look forward to being a part of the Franklin PUD team as we serve our community,” said Gonzalez.
Franklin PUD is pleased to have Mike Gonzalez join their Public Affairs Department.

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