Chandler’s Communications and Public Affairs Director Nachie Marquez was selected as the city’s new assistant city manager.
Marquez, who will step into the role March 17, and fills the position left vacant by Pat McDermott’s retirement last month.
“Nachie’s energy and expertise in communications have long been a valuable asset to the city of Chandler, mayor and council, and the executive management team,” said City Manager Rich Dlugas. “I look forward to seeing her put those leadership skills to work in this new capacity.”
Marquez was named Chandler’s first communications and public affairs director in September 2000 and has more than 25 years of experience working in city government, specifically in public information, media and community relations.
Marquez received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 from Arizona State University with a major in broadcast journalism, and earned a Master of Arts degree in vocational education from Northern Arizona University in 1989.
Her achievements include leading a community delegation that earned Chandler the All-America City designation by the National League of Cities, serving as the city of Tempe’s Super Bowl coordinator for Super Bowl XXX and receiving the 2007 Valle del Sol’s Profile of Success Exemplary Leadership Award.
Marquez is a life member of the ASU Alumni Association, as well as a member of the Public Relations Society of America-Phoenix Chapter, the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA), the International Hispanic Network, ASU’s President’s Minority Advisory Council, and serves on the National Hispanic American Educational Fund Awards Committee.