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GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF
|OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS||ONE JUDICIARY SQUARE
441 FOURTH STREET, N.W.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20001
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2001
|Contact: Lydia Sermons-Ward
MAYOR APPOINTS NEW COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
(Washington, D.C.) - Mayor Anthony A. Williams has appointed Joan Logue-Kinder as the Director of the Executive Office of Communications. The Office of Communications provides media relations and event planning for the Executive Office of the Mayor.
Ms. Logue-Kinder brings to the District more than 25 years of professional communications experience in both the public and the private sectors. She joins the District from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a government agency which helps U.S. businesses of all sizes invest and compete in more than 140 emerging markets and developing nations worldwide, where she served as the Vice President of Investment Development. In this position she created and implemented the agency's marketing and outreach program.
In 1994, Ms. Logue-Kinder was appointed by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. At the Department, she coordinated all media relations for the agency and managed more than 200 public affairs professionals throughout Treasury's 10 bureaus.
Ms. Logue-Kinder also has worked extensively in the private sector. She served as Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing and Communications at Lynch, Jones & Ryan, a top investment brokerage firm, and Director of Corporate Communications Programs at Joseph E. Seagram & Sons. She also has worked as an independent consultant for a variety of clients, including the World Health Organization, Lincoln University, Save the Children Federation, Sony Corporation of America, Kraft Foods, and the Spanish Tourist Board.
Mayor Williams commented, "I look forward to Joan joining our team. Her extensive experience in public relations will serve us well as we strengthen our outreach efforts to residents, businesses and employees."
Ms. Logue-Kinder will assume the title of Director, effective May 21, 2001.
Current Communications Director Lydia Sermons-Ward returns to the private sector next week and Press Secretary Peggy Armstrong moves to another position within the Administration.
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