Gordon Tepper was named the Town of North Hempstead’s new director of communications by a vote of the Town Board on Saturday.
The current senior director of communications and policy for the City of Long Beach, Tepper has worked in communications for nearly 20 years. He began his career at accounting firms Marcum LLP and Gettry Marcus Stern and Lehrer, eventually holding positions in the public relations department at Long Island University and teaching communications at Hofstra University.
“I am extremely excited to serve the Town of North Hempstead and its residents as we continue the tremendous progress made by Supervisor Judi Bosworth and her team,” Tepper said. “Everyone was so welcoming to me, and I can’t wait to get started.”
He began in Long Beach in 2011, hired as director of online communications before being promoted to director of communications the next year.
Tepper will be acting as spokesperson in town matters, according to Rebecca Cheng of the North Hempstead communications team, and will be paid $120,000 a year.
Tepper will succeed Carole Trottere, who retired from her position of five years last month. Trottere will continue to serve as a consultant on certain projects.
Tepper is due to leave his position in Long Beach on Friday, and will begin in North Hempstead on Feb. 3.