Brandon Martin has been chosen to serve as the new Public Relations and Community Liaison for Henry County and the Henry County Public Service Authority (HCPSA).
Prior to accepting the position, Martin was the staff writer for the Henry County Enterprise. He has five years of additional communications experience with the federal government.
“This is a phenomenal opportunity and I’m incredibly grateful to have been selected for the position,” Martin said. “I’ve always had a strong desire to serve others and I look forward to continuing to do that as part of the team here in the County as we collectively work to ensure that everyone knows that Henry County, Virginia is the best place in the world to live and raise a family.”
In the role, Martin will be the primary contact for all media and he will be responsible for conveying timely and accurate information to news outlets and the general public. Additionally, Martin will serve as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officer for the County and the HCPSA.
Martin graduated from Martinsville High School in 2010 and he received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from East Tennessee State University in 2013. Following graduation, Martin served in the U.S. Navy for five years, completing tours as a communications specialist at the Navy recruiting headquarters and aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the Indo-Pacific region.
“We are excited to add Brandon to our team,” said Tim Hall, County Administrator, and PSA General Manager. “With his journalism and military background, he brings significant experience and a unique skill set to our operation. We think he will be a tremendous asset for our organizations.”
Henry County is a proud participant of the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program which is dedicated to helping employers recruit, hire and retain highly-skilled and dependable military veterans.