City Clerk Jim Owczarski
Brian DeNeve has been selected to serve as the public relations supervisor in the Public Information Division of the Common Council-City Clerk’s Office. Mr. DeNeve started March 5 and succeeds Dustin Weis, who left during 2017 for a position in the private sector.
City Clerk Jim Owczarski said Mr. DeNeve will assist in managing all of the division’s public relations, social media and publications functions, including drafting news releases, handling aldermanic newsletters, speech writing, maintaining media contacts, photography, arranging news conferences, help in hosting and producing programs for the City Channel, maintaining aldermanic information on the city’s website (and social media) and other duties. “Brian has a solid background in news and government public information, and we look forward to utilizing his expertise and talent as a key member of the Common Council and City Clerk’s communications team,” Mr. Owczarski said.
Mr. DeNeve most recently worked as a communication manager for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation handling statewide safety campaigns and public outreach for construction projects in southeastern Wisconsin. Prior to that, he spent a number of years as a radio news anchor and reporter in Milwaukee and Madison. His reporting included the Wisconsin Capitol protests, recall elections and a national political convention.
Mr. DeNeve graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting.
He can be reached at [email protected] or 414-286-3881.