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Detroit-based NextEnergy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the development and research of renewable energy technologies, recently appointed Mark Beyer director of marketing communications and media relations.

In his new role, Beyer will lead the development and execution of the company's marketing and communications activities, which includes managing NextEnergy's Web site content and promoting conferences and events. He joins NextEnergy from Peake Marketing & Advertising, where he was vice president and executive creative director.

In addition, the company has named Pamela Hurtt program manager and 21st Century Jobs Fund project director. As program manager, Hurtt will support the development and execution of projects to expand the commercialization efforts of alternative energy technology companies. Prior to joining the organization, she served as project and operations leader for the Motown Center.


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