AK Steel said Monday its long-time spokesman Alan H. McCoy, vice president, government and public relations, has elected to retire effective January 31.
James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of West Chester-based AK Steel, said. “Alan is a true professional and his leadership and ability to convey our company’s message to these key constituent groups has helped to shape AK Steel into the world-class company it is today.”
He began his steel career in 1976 in employee and community relations for the former Kansas City Works of Armco Inc. He joined Armco’s former Eastern Steel Division in Middletown, Ohio in 1987. He held several public relations positions with Armco Steel Company L.P., the successor company to the Eastern Steel Division, before being named general manager, public relations for AK Steel in 1994. He was named vice president, public affairs in 1997 and vice president, government and public Relations in 2004.
McCoy is currently a director of the Ohio Steel Council and also serves as a trustee of Ursuline Academy.