Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen has selected Heather Sumagaysay as the new Public Information Marketing Officer for the Ventura County Fire Department.
“Heather is a valuable addition to our team,” said Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen. “With a strong background in local government, communications and media relations, Heather’s skill set and enthusiasm will launch our department into the next phase of sharing information with the public and media.”
Sumagaysay joins the VCFD with nine years of public information, marketing and social media experience in the public sector. Most recently, she served as a Publicist for the City of Beverly Hills overseeing projects, programs and signature events. Prior to that, she spent seven years in public information and communications for the City of Santa Clarita.
As the Public Information Officer, Sumagaysay will keep residents, area governments and media informed, updated and aware throughout the year and during fire emergencies. She will also be responsible for long-term strategic planning in the areas of public information and marketing for the department.
“I’m thrilled to join the team and serve the public in this new role,” said Sumagaysay. “Ventura County Fire Department has built a reputation as a leader in fire service. I’m excited to enhance our communications efforts as well as explore new ways to share stories about our talented people and great fire prevention and education programs.”
Heather holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from San Diego State University.
Sumagaysay will be assigned to Fire Headquarters, located at the Camarillo Airport. She can be reached at (805) 389-9746 or through email at email@example.com.