Beth Brotherton, who for the past four years has served as Greenville County Schools’ communications director and ambassador of good will, is leaving the school district for a post at the city of Greenville.
Brotherton will serve as director of the city’s newly created Department of Communications and Neighborhood Relations beginning Feb. 24.
There, Brotherton said she’ll be working to help sell the city to its stakeholders — the residents and business owners who call Greenville home.
“I’m really excited,” she said. “If I thought I had this amazing palette to work with at the school district, now I’m getting to paint with the city of Greenville.”
Brotherton spent 20 years at WYFF-4 before she took a job as assistant communications director for the state’s largest school district in 2015.
When the head of that department retired from the school district a year later, Brotherton took over the reins.
“I’m incredibly grateful because I feel like the school district took a chance on me,” Brotherton said. “I had the opportunity to not only leave TV and learn new skills but to really build something here.”
Greenville’s existing public information and events department is being split into two departments with one focusing on communications and the other on special events and cultural affairs, according to city spokeswoman Leslie Fletcher.
The city’s current public information and events director, Angie Prosser, will head the other department.