Jacksonville mayor appoints new chief of staff

By: Action News Jax

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced the selection of Brian Hughes to serve as Chief of Staff. 

Hughes will begin work Jan. 2, 2018. 

Last year, Hughes co-founded Bold City Strategic Partners, a public affairs consultancy based in Jacksonville. 

Hughes has focuses on public relations, strategic communications, and brand management for corporate and political clients in Florida and elsewhere through his business Meteoric Media Strategies. 

He also served as a professor at colleges and universities in New York, Oregon and New Jersey before founding his business. 

In Florida, Hughes is known for working with Governor Rick Scott, Jeff Atwater, Mayor Curry and other state and local leader. 

“To me and dozens of other elected officials, Brian Hughes has been a senior advisor on important matters of public policy and communications,” said Mayor Curry. “Working with me, Brian has already put a powerful imprint on our city’s future. From the pension solution to restructuring how we serve Jacksonville’s children with the Kids Hope Alliance, Brian applied his strengths to benefit this great city. I am honored to have him join my administration in a leadership role to help manage this successful team as we continue to accomplish big things.”

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