County of Orange Welcomes New Public Information Manager

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Contact: Carrie Braun (714) 834-7218- office

County of Orange Welcomes New Public Information Manager

SANTA ANA, Calif. (December 12, 2016) – The County of Orange is pleased to announce Carrie Braun as the County’s new Public Information Manager. Braun will take over for Jean Pasco who is retiring at the end of December. Braun will be responsible for the County’s communication strategies, including all aspects of media relations, social media and internal communications to more than 18,000 County employees. As part of the transition, Public Records Act requests directed to the County Executive Office will now be directed to Linh Ly, Agenda and Policy Administration Manager.

“We congratulate Jean on her retirement, and are very excited to welcome Carrie to our team,” said County Executive Officer Frank Kim. “Carrie’s background in public affairs, coupled with her experience as a county employee, will prove to be immensely beneficial to the County of Orange as we look for new ways to tell the story of the great work being done every day.”

Most recently, Braun worked for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department as the Public Affairs Manager responsible for the department’s proactive media relations and social media. In this capacity, Braun managed communications plans and multiple social media platforms for the department.

Braun is a native of Orange County and a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. She assumes her duties as the County’s Public Information Manager on December 12, 2016.


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  • verifiedsane

    A new PR appointee who’s whole purpose is to apply lipstick to the county political pig….

  • OCservant_Leader

    With this appointment looks like the Board of Supervisors have decided to go “all in” on the Sheriff scandal. They are gearing up for an aggressive United “County” defense.

  • Shirley L. Grindle

    Congratulations to Jean Pasco for all she has done for Orange County — as an investigative reporter, as a County employee and as a good government advocate.

    • David Zenger

      Uh, someday let me explain to you about the $2.1 million fiasco of 433 W. Civic Center Drive. Not exactly a sterling example of good government.

      • Shirley L. Grindle

        All I can tell you is that I have had nothing but cooperation from Jean on issues that I am supporting. And this goes back over the past three decades.

        • David Zenger

          Unfortunately the County culture often draws people into things and places they never expected to be. But there they are.

          • OCservant_Leader

            Agreed. A “Good Government Advocate” does not go along with corruption for a check.

            All OC County Managers are tested and must decide our own professional ethics.

            Maybe we can look forward to Ms.Pasco’s tell all book?