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Wuori Named Chief of Staff for City of Rockford

May 9th, 2017

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara has chosen Wester Wuori (M.A. communication studies, ’10) to serve as chief of staff for the city of Rockford.

The chief of staff position is responsible for supporting the overall work of the city and assisting the mayor and aldermen. Wuori will also direct and coordinate daily operations of the mayor’s office; manage and implement top-level city communications; oversee media relations; serve as a liaison to Rockford City Council members; and represent the mayor at governmental and community meetings.

Wuori most recently was vice president at Chartwell Agency, where he coached a team of communications strategists responsible for providing clients with marketing, advertising, public relations and social media services.

Prior to joining Chartwell, Wuori served as director of marketing and public relations at Rockford Health System (now MercyHealth) for nearly 16 years.

He has also been a regular contributor to Northern Public Radio’s “Perspectives.” Wuori grew up on the East Coast, but graduated from Hononegah High School in Rockton. He earned a B.A. in English from Rockford University.

By WNIJ News