Missouri City has named Stacie Walker, who joined the City as Public Information Manager in August 2009, as the new Director of Communications. Walker brings 23 years of communications experience to the City, with expertise in news media, public relations, team management, mentoring and volunteerism.
Walker will serve as a senior member of the City’s executive team and provide guidance and leadership in community outreach with homeowners associations, media relations, event planning, web site administration, and supervision of the City’s print publications, news releases, municipal television station and radio station.
“Stacie brings a solid track record of strong news media and communication abilities as evidenced by her work for the City,” said Assitant City Manager Bill Atkinson. “We are excited to have Stacie move to the position of Director of Communications, where she will work on a multifaceted approach to keeping our citizens informed about the City of Missouri City”.
Among her many achievements, Walker contributed to numerous award-winning reports during her 15 years as Assignment Editor at Newsday in Melville, New York. Her tenure there included winning a Pulitzer Prize, Publisher’s awards, and numerous editing, management and leadership honors. She also completed a Management/Leadership Fellowship at Harvard University in 2006.
Walker earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Dowling College in Oakdale, New York in 1999 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas in 1991.