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Skilled Digital Media Strategist Meg Biallas Joins First Focus

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Washington – Bringing more than eight years of experience in digital media strategy and development, former RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) Online Communications Manager Meg Biallas has joined First Focus as senior director of digital communications.

At RAINN, Biallas was the lead digital media strategist for the launch of the organization’s bi-lingual hotline, served as the digital specialist for the redevelopment of RAINN’s online presence, and developed, managed, and tracked the organization’s digital branding and messaging projects.

“We’re very pleased to have Meg on board at First Focus. Her experience as a digital media strategist working in the national nonprofit space will help bolster First Focus’ online and social media presence and add value to our existing digital resources,” said Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus. “Much of today’s policy and advocacy work is shared and amplified through online media such as Twitter and Facebook. It’s critical that First Focus continues its commitment to sharing its resources and expertise on issues of importance to our nation’s children. We look forward to Meg’s leadership in this area.”

Prior to joining RAINN, Biallas worked as a communications associate for Council for a Strong America (CSA), where directed all aspects of the organization’s social media, including strategy, implementation, and analytics for CSA’s four divisions. She has also held positions at National Public Radio (NPR) and WISH-TV in Indianapolis.

Biallas earned a B.A. in electronic media and print journalism from Butler University.

To contact Biallas, e-mail megb@firstfocus.org.

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