Charlotte Communication and Marketing

​Charlotte Communication & Marketing

Charlotte, one of the 25 largest cities in the U.S. and the largest city in North Carolina, is a fast-growing, fast-moving city. Nearly 800,000 people live and work here, and millions more visit Charlotte every year to enjoy professional sports, fine dining and exceptional shopping, study at our universities, receive excellent care at our hospitals, and explore the outdoors.

The Queen City's audiences want effective, accurate and fast information, as well as ways to share thoughts and concerns with City employees, department leaders and elected officials.

From storytelling to public affairs, community engagement to marketing and creative services, web services to video production, Charlotte Communications and Marketing's professional, talented team members provide a multitude of ways to share effective messaging across a variety of communications channels.

The department is organized into six areas, all focused on providing guidance and assistance to tell Charlotte's stories.

Media inquires:

Lawrence Corley

Phone: 704.617.6561


Around the Crown Live

Around the Crown is now LIVE every Tuesday at 1:00 PM.

(Interim) Manager Media Relations: Ken Brown

  • Focus Areas: Social Media, Strategy Development, Oversight of Corporate Channels

Staff: Nicole Eaton, Communications Specialist

  • Focus Areas: Internal Communications, Internal Strategy, Content Development

Staff: Brittany Clampitt: Communications Specialist

  • Focus Area: Media Relations​

Staff: Jeremy Mills: office of Constituent Services

  • Focus Area: City Council Communication​s

Staff: Christian Holm: office of Constituent Services

  • Focus Area: City Council Communications

Staff: Ryan Wagner

  • Focus Areas: Strategy, Multimedia Innovation, CAP Fund/Video Technology Needs

Staff: Steve Rogers, Video Journalist

  • Focus Areas: Digital Development, Video Prod.

Staff: Sherry Bauer, Producer/Director

  • Focus Areas: Programming, GOV Channel

Staff: Doc Russell, Engineer

  • Focus Areas: GOV Channel, TV Studio, Equipment Maintenance

Manager Denada Jackson

  • Focus Areas:

Staff: Gregg Watkins, Sr. Strategic Communications Specialist

  • Focus Area: Communications forecasting & Message Development

Staff: LaVondra Farquharson, Sr. Communications Specialist

  • Focus Area: Public safety & Crisis communications

Staff: Wendy Bing, Project Management

  • Focus Areas: Smartsheet, Slack, JIC logistics, 30-60-90-Day Planning and Messaging Tool

Staff: Gina DiPietro, Video Journalist

  • Focus Areas: Digital Development, Video Prod

Staff: David Flower, Video Journalist

  • Focus Areas: Digital Development, Video Prod

Tom Davidson, Creative Director

Staff: Nick Stavros, Graphic Artist-Senior

  • Focus Area: Design & Graphics

Staff: Lex Poolos, Graphic Designer

  • Focus Area: Design & Graphics


Staff: Manager Steven Fisher, Webmaster/ ADA Compliance

  • Focus Areas: Web maintenance, ADA Compliance, Development, Strategy

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