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Brown Named Forsyth County Director Of Communications & External Affairs

Russell Brown has been named director of the Department of Communications & External Affairs for Forsyth County. Brown has served Forsyth County for five years in various communications roles with the most recent as the interim director of the department since Sept. 2022.

“Russell has been a strong, consistent servant of not only the communications department but the County as a whole for several years,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “Russell has been the ‘face’ of Forsyth for several years, and I am looking forward to seeing him take this department to new heights.”

Brown began his career with Forsyth County in 2017 and has served in the roles of communications coordinator, manager and assistant director.

He has nearly 15 years of experience in communications, content generation, public relations and multimedia. Before Forsyth County, Brown worked as a talk show host and reporter for WDUN News Talk Radio in Gainesville, GA and as a news anchor for the CBT Automotive News Network.

Brown is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in Multimedia Communication.

The Forsyth County Department of Communications & External Affairs serves as a County information resource for the community, elected officials, employees and the media by providing professional assistance with a commitment to accuracy and integrity.

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