Brandy Jones Named Cincinnati Metro’s Chief Communications & Marketing Officer

Brandy Jones (Photo courtesy of Cincinnati Metro)

Cincinnati Metro has announced that Brandy Jones, APR, has been promoted to the position of Chief Communications & Marketing Officer at Southwest Ohio’s largest transit system.

Jones serves as the agency’s spokesperson and is responsible for functions that promote and spread awareness around the transit system’s initiatives and service offerings, including overseeing media relations, marketing and advertising, government affairs, employee communications, digital media, graphic design, and community engagement activities.

“Brandy’s dedication and passion for serving our community and our industry exuberates in everything she does and is reflected in the care she takes to communicate the value and impact of public transit,” Cincinnati Metro CEO & General Manager Darryl Haley said. “Her imprint over the last 16 years with Cincinnati Metro can be seen from the smallest detail to the largest, including her efforts to refresh Metro’s brand earlier this year and garnering national attention from the White House.”

Jones has more than 20 years of communications and marketing experience. She joined Cincinnati Metro in 2008 and has held several leadership roles including Director of Public Relations and Senior Vice President of External Affairs. Prior to Cincinnati Metro, she held communication roles at Kevin Wilson PR agency and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

Jones is a recognized industry leader and has been celebrated as a “Top 40 Under 40” by Mass Transit Magazine, “Forty Under 40” by the Cincinnati Business Courier, and in 2023 received the “Werner-Vonderharr-Bogart Award,” the highest honor bestowed on a member by the Cincinnati Chapter of PRSA for service to the chapter and the profession. She has also received numerous awards for her professional body of work including PRSA Blacksmith & Anvil Awards, American Public Transportation Association’s AdWheel Awards, and the National Advertising Association’s Addy Awards, in addition to leading a team named the 2016 “PRSA Communications Team of the Year.”

Established in 1973 as a tax-funded, not-for-profit transportation provider by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, Metro provides fixed-route, on-demand and paratransit service to Hamilton County and the surrounding southwestern Ohio region. Visit www.go-metro.com.

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