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Press Release - 3/1/11

Taylor Taps Charlton as Communications Director



COLUMBUS Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor selected John Charlton to serve as the Department’s Communications Director.

In his new role, Charlton oversees communication strategy and planning, and coordinates communication activities for the Department of Insurance. Charlton is tasked to maintain relationships with various stakeholder groups including media and advertising organizations. He also guides the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP).

Charlton previously worked at the Department of Insurance as a public information officer from 2000 to 2002 before taking the Director of Public Relations position at Zane State College in Zanesville. He most recently worked at AVC Communications in Cambridge.

“We are pleased to welcome John back to the Department of Insurance as Director of Communications,” said Lieutenant Governor Taylor. “His experience in both public and private sector jobs will serve us well.”

Charlton, a graduate of Ohio University, has also worked for the Daily Jeffersonian newspaper and Muskingum University.

Charlton resides in Cambridge with his wife, Kim, and children Isabel and Garth. He also has a step-son Brandon and a grandson Rylee.


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