Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced today that communications guru Anthony Neeley will replace Naomi Patton as his press secretary. Patton is now employed as director of public relations for Palace Sports and Entertainment.
No stranger to the mayor’s office Neeley previously served as chief speech writer and press secretary to Mayor Dennis Archer. Since that time, Neeley worked for four years as a speech writer at General Motors and otherwise as an independent public relations practitioner for various clients including ghost writing several biographies.
As press secretary, Neeley is responsible for working with the media.