Mayor Eric Garcetti has had some prominent turnovers in his office this year, from deputy mayors on down, and it sounds as if there could be some more new faces on the way. Naomi Seligman, the mayor's director of communications, posted on LinkedIn last week an open call for three positions in the press office.
"The communications office for LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is hiring for three positions, Deputy Director of Communications, Speechwriter and Press Secretary," Seligman posted. "Please contact me for additional details or send your resume and a CV to lisa.marroquin…" Marroquin is on the City Hall email system.
Seligman herself is pretty new, just being named to the job in May. Vicki Curry recently shifted from Garcetti's press staff to chief public information officer for City Hall, serving several departments. Jeff Millman left the staff in August to work on the LA bid for the 2024 Olympics.
In July, former reporter Connie Llanos joined the Garcetti staff as press secretary. Elsewhere in the City Hall media office swirl, Elena Stern has recently joined the Board of Public Works staff as the head of communications, after a relatively short stint as associate VP for communications and public affairs at Cal State LA.
Semi-related: Joel Bellman, the dean of Civic Center communications directors, officials wrapped up work for Supervisor Sheila Kuehl last week. He wrote about his impending departure for us in October.