News Update from Eric Atkisson ’94

Eric was recently hired to serve in the new position of Director of Communications at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, where he started as a public affairs specialist in 2011. In his new job he leads a division of up to 15 staff responsible for all of the agency’s external and internal communications, including media relations, speechwriting, strategic communication, and more. He continues to write nonfiction and fiction on the side and hopes to have more essays and short stories published in the years ahead.