Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh named Tajuana Cerutti-Brown as the City’s public information officer. In her new role, Cerutti-Brown is responsible for public information, media relations, social media and community outreach on behalf of the City of Syracuse. She provides information regarding city programs and services to residents and coordinates opportunities for citizens to give input to city government.
Cerutti-Brown joins the City from Onondaga County where she worked in supplier diversity and EEO workforce compliance for the Division of Purchase for more than five years. Prior to that, she worked in communications positions at the University at Buffalo and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.
A native of Syracuse, Cerutti-Brown attended Corcoran High School. She earned a B.A. in English and Communications from the University at Buffalo and a Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Public Relations Management from Buffalo State College. During her graduate education, she worked as an Urban Fellows Intern in the City of Buffalo’s Division of Citizen Services.
Cerutti-Brown lives in Syracuse and has been actively involved in her community. She has served as a communications task force member for Tomorrow’s Neighborhood Today Southside; board secretary for the Stand Newspaper; board secretary of the PGR Foundation, Inc.; an applications advisory committee member for Neighborhood Greening Grants for the Syracuse Parks Conservancy; and is an alumni of On Point for College. She also worked for four seasons as a girls’ junior varsity assistant basketball coach at Henninger High School.
Cerutti-Brown fills an existing, open position reporting to Chief Policy Officer Greg Loh.