ALTOONA, Pa., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz, one of America's fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, this week welcomed Nick Ruffner, who will lead the company's communications efforts as its Public Relations Manager.
Ruffner, who is a native of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, has a background across the communications spectrum, from public relations to television and radio broadcasting. Most recently, he served as the Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson of Pennsylvania's 5 th Congressional District. His career in public relations started with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he was responsible for the communication efforts of a number of state representatives. Ruffner's background also includes several years in broadcast journalism, first with Johnstown (Pa.) NBC affiliate, WJAC, as an anchor-reporter and in leading the news efforts of Renda Broadcasting's radio stations in Indiana and Punxsutawney, as Regional News Director. "Being on both sides of the communications industry, in public relations and broadcasting, Nick knows how to drive a message," said Ryan Sheetz, AVP of Brand Strategy for Sheetz. "We are so happy to have him join Sheetz and to be part of the next chapter of our company's story."