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Gwinnett BOE approves Chief Communications Officer

April 25, 2022

     At a special called meeting on April 22, 2022, the Gwinnett County Board of Education appointed Melissa Laramie as the school district’s new chief communications officer. Ms. Laramie most recently served as the executive director of communications and public affairs in Kent School District in Washington. She will lead the district’s communication efforts, taking on the responsibilities handled by Sloan Roach, executive director of communication and media relations, who is retiring at the end of April.

Melissa Laramie

Melissa Laramie, Chief Communications Officer


2018-Present          Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs,
                                  Kent School District, Wash.

2015-2017               Director of Communications and Public Relations,
                                  Puget Sound Educational Service District, Wash.

2013-2015               Senior Communications Coordinator,
                                  Puget Sound Educational Service District, Wash.

2011-2013               Executive Assistant,
                                  Puget Sound Educational Service District, Wash.

2004-2009               General Manager,
                                  ColorsNW Magazine



Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sociology/Social Work— Seattle University, Wash.

Master’s degree in Communication and Leadership — Gonzaga University, Wash.