The Military Growth Task Force set up to shepherd a seven-county region through a recent military personnel buildup has hired Colleen Maloney as communications director.
Maloney is a Washington, D.C., native and anchors WCTI News Channel 12 evening newscasts and is on the news team at Fox News. She is the wife of Greater New Bern Chamber of Commerce Director Kevin Roberts.
Mark Sutherland, director of the task force operating under the N.C. Eastern Region umbrella, said Maloney was selected from among 80 applicants and “stood out as the most able to hit the ground running and contribute to the work were doing in support of our seven-member counties.”
“At least eight of the candidates would have filled the bill,” he said, “but no one had the passion for the subject matter she showed. She had followed the work of the task force, was frustrated that not enough information was coming out, and has a hunger to do something to contribute. That was the difference maker.” More…