Anne Torres has been appointed Director of Communications for the City of Atlanta. In her position, Torres will be responsible for the long-term planning and oversight of the mayor’s communications strategy and will work closely with the mayor and top administration officials as the senior media relations advisor.
“Anne’s commitment to public service and years of government communications experience make her uniquely qualified to lead our communications effort,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “We are fortunate to have her as a key member of our team. She plays an essential and strategic role in my Administration, and her leadership and counsel is invaluable to me.”
Torres previously served as Deputy Communications Director since 2012, where she oversaw the expansion of the city’s social media presence and provided counsel on the administration’s efforts to engage the city’s growing tech and startup community to enhance government services and foster greater civic engagement and collaboration.
Prior to joining the Reed administration, Torres served as Director of Communications for former Mayor Cory A. Booker in Newark, New Jersey for more than five years. In that role, she established an award-winning multi-platform communications network, which included the launch of the Newark Tech Group, a working group of technology sector founders and executives who teamed with the City of Newark to activate and amplify social web audiences. Under her leadership, the New Jersey League of Municipalities named the city’s Office of Communications the “Best Public Information Office in the State of New Jersey.”
Torres is a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising and marketing communications.
Torres succeeds Carlos Campos, who has served as Interim Communications Director since September, 2013. Campos will return to the Atlanta Police Department as Manager of Public Affairs, and Melissa Mullinax will serve as Deputy Director of Communications.
“Carlos is an exceptional communications leader and I am deeply grateful for his service as the interim leader of my communications team. I am confident that he will continue to serve this Administration well in his role at the Atlanta Police Department,” said Mayor Reed.