Dewanna Lofton, who has 25-plus years of experience in print and broadcast journalism, public relations, project management, consulting and marketing, has been named the City of Memphis' new public information officer.
Lofton's background includes tenures as a business reporter with the major daily newspapers of Memphis, Jackson, Miss., and Columbia and Myrtle Beach, S. Car. Shel also has been a reporter and producer with news stations in Jackson, Miss. and Greenwood, Miss., where she was born.
Formerly manager of internal communication with Smith & Nephew, Lofton also worked at Medtronic Spinal and Biologicsh as a communication/public relations consultant. Most recently, she served as director of communications and alumni engagement with Leadership Memphis.