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Town Hires New Communications Director: Amanda Preston

by | Jul 23, 2019 | News, Town Information

The Town of Davidson announced the hiring of Amanda Preston as its new Communications Director. Originally from New York, Preston graduated with honors from Davidson College and is now an active and engaged Davidson resident.

Preston previously served as Director of Music Production and Promotion for Davidson College and in January of 2017, she joined the team at WDAV Classical Public Radio as their Marketing Manager.

Amanda Preston

In this capacity, she was responsible for the station’s social media channels and email marketing, managed station events such as WDAV’s annual Young Chamber Musicians Competition and the Small Batch Concert Series at Free Range Brewing in Charlotte. She also drove many key marketing initiatives for WDAV’s recent 40th Anniversary, launched a blog development effort for the station, and spearheaded a number of community outreach projects with nearly 50 nonprofit partners across the region.

In addition to her work experience and community involvement, Preston also holds a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  The curriculum concentrates on marketing and communications, project management, grant writing, and financial analysis for nonprofit and governmental organizations.

Preston enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and playing the viola.

“After an extensive and meticulous search process, we are excited to welcome Amanda to the Davidson team,” said Town Manager Jamie Justice.

Preston can be reached at her email or 704-940-9615.

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