NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – New Hanover County has hired Carey Ricks as the county's first public affairs manager, a position that will manage the county's government relations and marketing strategies.
Ricks will join the county July 30, transitioning from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority where she served as Chief Communications Officer since 2008.
New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet said commitment to community outreach and brand management strategies are integral parts of the county's strategic plan.
"I'm confident Carey's fresh perspective, strong background in public affairs and project management as well as her dedication to public service will enhance our communication objectives and strategic focus areas," said Coudriet.
Working for the county, Ricks will make $98,500 a year as the new Public Affairs Manager.
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