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Posted on: July 23, 2014

[ARCHIVED] The City of Petersburg Announces a New Public Information Officer

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A native of Norfolk, VA., Mrs. Alexander graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and minor in Spanish. She also received a Master of Science degree in Strategic Public Relations from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

Over the last five years, Alexander has established herself as a public relations and marketing professional with a true commitment to the Greater Richmond region. Most recently, she served as Marketing and Public Relations Specialist for the City of Richmond in the Office of the Press Secretary for Mayor Dwight C. Jones. She serves as the Public Relations Director for the national running organization, Black Girls RUN! overseeing media relations and marketing for national and local running groups. She also is a freelance writer for Urban Views Weekly. She has prior work experience with Bank of America, United States Department of Agriculture, BET Networks, Charity Family Life, National Kidney Foundation Serving Virginia and WVEC Channel 13.

While with the City of Richmond, Alexander launched and managed the social media initiatives for the City of Richmond government and Mayor’s Office Facebook and Twitter pages, assisted in the launch of the Mayor’s Healthy Richmond Campaign, and served on the events planning committee for RVA Streets Alive!, the annual Richmond and Radio One Toy Drive, the Mayor’s Centenarian Program and the Veterans’ and Family Resource Fair. Alexander has received employee recognitions for her exceptional achievements in the workplace. Mr. Johnson stated, “Mrs. Alexander will be a great addition to our team.  She is bringing to the city a combination of experience in both the private and public sector. The rigorous selection process included almost two dozen candidates.”

Mrs. Alexander will begin on August 4, 2014.


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