CLEARWATER – The Homeless Emergency Project has named Tampa Bay Rays’ Rick Vaughn to its board of directors.
Vaughn currently serves as the vice president of communications for the Rays, and has represented the team since 1996. He previously spent 10 years with the Baltimore Orioles public relations office, the last five as director, and then two years as director of communications for the NFL’s Washington Redskins. He is also past recipient of the Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence.
“HEP is pleased that Rick has joined the organization as a new board member,” said Bruce Fyfe, HEP chairman of the board. “He has established himself at all levels, including internationally, bringing exposure to the various sports leagues he represents. His participation with the HEP board will certainly enhance our efforts in featuring the myriad programs we provide to men, women and children who are homeless. We are excited about Rick’s contribution to the organization as we continue to broaden the visibility of the shelter beyond just Pinellas County.”
A graduate of George Mason University, Vaughn and his wife, Sue, have two daughters. In addition to his new role, he also serves on the board of directors for Clearwater for Youth and is an active volunteer for the Miracle League of St. Petersburg.