Eric Mower and Associates (EMA), a marketing communications agency with offices throughout the eastern U.S., recently hired Peter C. Smolowitz as a Senior Account Supervisor in its Charlotte office. His responsibilities include public relations work for clients such as Nucor Corporation, Primrose School Franchising Company and Pope & Land Enterprises Inc.
Prior to joining EMA, Smolowitz served as a reporter for nine years at The Charlotte Observer. He was embedded with the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan at the start of the Iraq war when he covered U.S. Central Command in Qatar for Knight Ridder newspapers. Most recently he worked as a general assignment and education reporter for the Observer. Prior to that, he spent time at The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Associated Press.
Smolowitz placed in the top ten of the 2008 Associated Press Sports Editors awards for investigative journalism and, in 2003, he received the Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade First Place Award.
Originally from Springfield, Mass., Smolowitz attended Syracuse University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Newspaper Journalism.