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Ganim names new communications director for Bridgeport

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim has named Rowena White as the city’s director of communications. She replaces Av Harris, who has taken a new position as director of legislative affairs and public policy.

White most recently worked as an event planner and advertising coordinator for Connoisseur Media Group. She previously served as a director on the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce from 2015 to 2016 and was director and president of the WICC Holiday Fund for Children from 1995 to 2002.

Harris will now be responsible for representing Bridgeport’s interests at the Connecticut General Assembly while serving in a liaison capacity with outside interests seeking to partner or do business with Bridgeport. Harris had served as director of communications since January 2016 and was previously director of communications to the Connecticut Secretary of State.

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 11 books (including the upcoming "100 Years of Wall Street Crooks," published by Bicep Books). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.

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