Chuck Finnie is a communications, marketing and media-relations professional with extensive experience working on both sides of the notebook, microphone and camera. Over a 20-year journalism career, he reported on, wrote about and edited coverage of government, schools and the judicial system in the San Francisco Bay Area, across California and in Washington, DC. Since 2008, he has served as a communications strategist and consultant to public and private organizations and individuals in policy, political and public affairs arenas. As City of Hayward Communications and Marketing Officer, Mr. Finnie is responsible for news media relations, direction and support of citywide and departmental internal and external communication, public outreach and engagement initiatives, and ongoing development and execution of city marketing and branding strategies.
He earned a master of arts degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a bachelor’s of arts degree in political science from the Saint Michael’s College of Vermont.