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Corporate Communications & Marketing leadership transition
Friday, February 28, 2014

Contact: Kenneth Brown, Corporate Communications & Marketing

Kim McMillan and Keith Richardson have announced this week that they will be transitioning into new roles in the coming weeks.
McMillan, who has been director of Corporate Communications & Marketing for the past seven years, has accepted a senior-level position in communications and marketing in the Charlotte area. Her company’s announcement will be made later in March. McMillan’s career in public relations and marketing spans more than 26 years and includes experience in the healthcare, not-for-profit and corporate sectors.  
“It has been an honor to work at the City of Charlotte and serve this community. I am most proud of the team we’ve built and what we’ve accomplished together,” McMillan said. “I’ve had the privilege of working closely with four Mayors and the outstanding public servants that have comprised various City Councils over the years, and will always be grateful for the leadership I received under City Managers Pam Syfert, Curt Walton, Julie Burch and Ron Carlee.”
Assistant Director Keith Richardson will be Interim Director of Corporate Communications & Marketing effective March 13 until a new director is hired. Richardson will then transition to Neighborhood & Business Services (N&BS) to serve as the department’s Strategic Support Manager, coordinating its communications, technology and learning and development functions. “I am honored to serve as the interim director for Corporate Communications & Marketing, ensuring a seamless transition for our team and City leadership,” Richardson said. “I am also equally excited at the possibilities that await me in my new position. The services provided by N&BS are integral to the City’s continued success, and I look forward to playing a role in their efforts.”
Richardson, who has been with the City for 15 years, earned a bachelors in mass communications from Campbell University and a masters in organizational communications from Queens University.
“I truly appreciate the dedication of both Kim and Keith and the excellent work of their department. I am pleased that their skills are recognized internally and externally and wish them both success in these new adventures,” said Ron Carlee, City Manager.
The City will begin a nationwide effort to recruit for both of these positions.