NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - With a new chief communications officer in the fold, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is ending its contract with public relations firm Eckel & Vaughn.
Peg Hall-Williams has been hired as CFPUA's chief communications officer replacing Mike McGill who left the position earlier this year.
Hall-Williams previously worked in communications for the City of Greensboro.
On June 19, CFPUA retained Raleigh-based Eckel & Vaughn for communication services for $25,000. About three weeks later, the CFPUA board approved a $40,000 amendment to the contract "to supplement staff, resources, and expertise as we communicate with our customers about the GenX issue," CFPUA Executive Director Jim Flechtner said
"Eckel & Vaughan were invaluable to our communications work over the past several months while we were seeking to fill this position," CFPUA said in a statement. "With only $5,000 left in their contract with us, Eckel & Vaughan will begin transferring all communications responsibilities to Peg and the contract will end."