Thurman named DCPS public information officer

Hannah Thurman has joined the Daviess County Public Schools District as Public Information Officer. She will begin her new responsibilities on April 4, replacing Lora Wimsatt, who is retiring after 20 years of service with DCPS.

“It is an honor to join the Daviess County Public Schools team and serve the students, families and staff of the district in this capacity,” Thurman said. “As a proud DCPS graduate, I look forward to being part of the continuing tradition of preparing and supporting students in our community for success.

Thurman is currently Director of Talent Programs, Communications and Events for the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, where she also serves as Executive Director of Leadership Owensboro. She joined the Chamber in January 2019 as Events and Communications Coordinator. As of October 2020, Thurman also leads Leadership Owensboro and coordinates the Chamber Young Professionals organization, providing professionals 40 and under the opportunity to network and learn about important issues in the Greater Owensboro area.

“The loss of Hannah Thurman is a significant loss for the staff, board, committees and members of our Chamber,” said Candance Brake, President and CEO of the Chamber. “Hannah has a tireless work ethic and is selfless in all that she does. She is dedicated to serving others and does so with deep humility.

At DCPS, Thurman will represent the district to the community and the media by planning, organizing and implementing public information services for the district. She will also help with the coordination and implementation of district goals.

“Hannah brings a solid background and talent to this role,” DCPS Superintendent Matt Robbins said. “I’m confident she will represent DCPS as a positive ambassador for our Student, Family, and Staff Service District’s Kids First mission.”

Thurman earned a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising in 2011 from Western Kentucky University, where she also earned a Master of Science in Recreation and Sports Administration with a major in Media and Branding in 2017. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in education. educational leadership of WKU. She is a member of the Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department Advisory Board, a position she has held since 2017.

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