Richard Hale

Digital Marketing Specialist

Rich joined ELA in June 2019 as a digital marketing specialist. With over 20 years of publishing and over 10 years of marketing experience, Rich relies on his customer-focused approach in order to bridge the gap between our clients and their consumers.

Prior to joining ELA, Rich focused his efforts on increasing the brand visibility and market presence of the Merriam Insurance Agency, based in Schenectady, as their marketing director. Rich earned a BA in English Literary Studies, with a minor in History, from the University at Albany, and has obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Motorola University.

Rich grew up in Niskayuna, and after spending time on the west coast and down south, he now resides in Scotia. Rich is an avid sports, music, and science fiction fan, and enjoys spending time with his two teenage children, Emily Lennon and Christopher Harrison, and their golden retriever Alfred.

Favorite Sports Teams:
NY Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, NY Rangers, NY Knicks, Syracuse and UAlbany

Favorite Movies:
Rocky, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Favorite Bands:
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Rush

Favorite TV series:
Any of the Star Trek series, Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory

Favorite Authors:
William Shakespeare, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells 

Dream Vacation:
Europe, especially England and Ireland