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Atlanta Mayor Taps Memphis’ Allison Fouchè for Chief Communications Officer

ATLANTA — City of Memphis Chief Communications Officer Allison J. Fouchè will take on a similar role with the city of Atlanta, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced Wednesday (Jan. 3). 

Her effective date with the City of Atlanta is Jan. 8. Her duties as chief of communications will include developing long-term communications programming strategies for the Atlanta government and the city’s administration. 

A news release from Dickens’ office stated the mayor views Atlanta as a group project, and the Chief of Communications’ efforts to engage and inform the public are essential to the project’s success. 

“Allison is a proven civil servant and communications professional — having navigated a lot of similar territories in Memphis that we have had in Atlanta,” said Mayor Dickens. “As we begin 2024 with new initiatives and continue our ongoing work, she is well-equipped to engage and inform our communities. 

“We welcome Allison to our leadership team and look forward to adding her talent to our Administration’s work on behalf of Atlantans.” 

Fouché most recently served as the Chief Communications Officer for the city of Memphis, where she helped navigate city leadership through several challenges. 

She also spearheaded the redesign of the city’s website and orchestrated the comprehensive rebranding of the city of Memphis, introducing a new logo and refining the brand position to foster cohesiveness across all City Divisions. 

Prior to that role, she served as Memphis’ deputy chief communications officer, where she was responsible for the city’s marketing collateral and public relations for the COVID-19 task force and vaccine campaign. 

She also has held the roles of marketing manager and community affairs manager during her career with the city of Memphis. 

“I am honored to take on the role of chief of communications for the city of Atlanta and I am committed to developing innovative communications strategies that not only connect with our community but also contribute to the city’s growth and success. 

“I look forward to leveraging my experience to ensure transparent and effective communications between the city administration and its residents,” Fouché said. 

Prior to her career in the city of Memphis, Fouché was a strategic marketing coordinator for Memphis Light Gas and Water Division. 

She also held communications roles at the National Civil Rights Museum and Chicago Public Schools. 

Fouché is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and earned a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University. 

She has also earned numerous recognitions for her work, including 2019 Communicator of the Year from the National Association of Government Communicators, 2020 Silver Telly Winner for Local TV General-Public Service/PSA, and 2022 Woman of Impact from the American Heart Association, 2015 American Public Gas Association Marketing and Sales Award and Tennessee Governor Haslem’s Environmental Stewardship Award for Clean Air.

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