PORAC is pleased to announce that Lloyd Bedford, a former U.S. Army veteran, has joined our team to become our new director of communications. In this role, Lloyd will oversee the communications department and work closely with our public relations team as PORAC works to keep our members up to date and involved in our work and as we advocate for the laws and policies that we know will improve the profession as a whole.
We’re so excited to welcome Lloyd as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this important position. He will be a vital part of leading our team to increase communications with our members, develop key content and materials, engage with all of you on our PORAC social programs and much more.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the team to help advance PORAC’s mission during this crucial time,” Bedford said. “As PORAC works to be a voice for all its members and to advance the interests of law enforcement across the country, I look forward to helping PORAC achieve its goal of protecting and defending the rights and benefits of its members while charting a new course forward for the law enforcement profession.”
Prior to working with PORAC, Lloyd most recently served as communications manager for the North Carolina Railroad Company, where he provided media and communications training to top executives and developed messaging for the company. He has experience in the U.S. Army, where he served as the deputy public affairs officer from 2020 to 2021 in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Lloyd was formerly the communications military liaison for the National Football League in New York in 2019, where he planned successful military color guards, flyovers, veteran’s recognition and community events that were broadcasted nationally at the 2020 NFL Super Bowl and Pro Bowl.
That is only his most recent experience. Lloyd served in the U.S. Army as a platoon leader, infantry company commander, military science and military history instructor, and a brigade public affairs officer from 2006 to 2019. Lloyd received his master’s degree in public relations at Syracuse University in New York and his bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Georgia Southern University.
Lloyd has established himself as an excellent communications expert with a dedication to our country’s public safety and commitment to those who don the badge. His experience prior to this role made Lloyd the ideal choice to connect with our external audiences and enhance our growing organization.
— Brian R. Marvel,