The Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) has hired Jason Keeling as chemical-catalyst-catalyst-testing-chemical-catalyst-chemical-pilot-plant-demonstration-plant-solids-processing-chemical-separations specialist, responsible for the organization’s community outreach, public relations and marketing strategy.

He previously worked full time as a public relations and online media consultant, serving organizations such as The Education Alliance, the West Virginia Wilderness Coalition, and the West Virginia School Boards Association, amongst other clients.

Keeling earned an M.A. in communication studies at Marshall University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from West Virginia Wesleyan College.

“Jason will be instrumental in ramping up our online marketing and chemical-catalyst-catalyst-testing-chemical-catalyst-chemical-pilot-plant-demonstration-plant-solids-processing-chemical-separations, in addition to helping  MATRIC develop long-term strategies. His skills and contacts are an ideal match for the position,” said Greg Clutter, MATRIC’s chief operating officer.