Dublin City Council has approved the appointment of Sue Burness as Dublin’s new Director of Communications and Public Information. Her appointment is part of a reorganization in which the Community Relations Division has been renamed the Communications and Public Information Division to more accurately describe its function.
Burness, who joined the City of Dublin as Public Affairs Officer in January of 2011, had been serving as her division’s acting director for the past year.
“She has provided sound leadership during a transitional time,” City Manager Dana McDaniel said. “She has also readily demonstrated the ability to provide vision and direction. Under her leadership, the Division has provided support to a significant amount of activity while being down a position during this entire period. Sue is willing to consider, recommend and enact change in the Division. Previously, as the Public Affairs Officer, she was second in charge of the Division, which provided her invaluable and extensive experience with all functions of our City’s governance, programs, projects, operations, residents, businesses, external agencies, and employees.”
Prior to joining the City of Dublin, Burness developed a strong background in public relations and advertising. She served as vice president for two marketing firms before launching her own business, Burness Media Partners. Burness has also served as a board member for the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau and Dublin AM Rotary.
Burness received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism/Public Relations from Bowling Green State University.
She replaces Sandra Puskarcik, who was the division’s only other director and retired from the City of Dublin in 2016.
Josh Poland, Public Information Officer
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