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New public information manager joins school district


The Gahanna-Jefferson Public School District's new public information manager, Mallory Sribanditmongkol, began working in the district July 17.

Sribanditmongkol will be paid a salary of $62,917. The district will pay another $23,249 in benefits, for a total value of $86,166 annually for the position, officials said.

She replaces Michael Straughter, who's leaving after two years to work in the private sector.

"I'm very excited to be working with a school system that is committed to student excellence and success," Sribanditmongkol said. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to become more involved with the Gahanna community."

On her LinkedIn profile, she describes herself as an energetic, outgoing and dedicated marketing communications professional who is constantly striving to deliver clear and engaging messages.

The Gahanna resident most recently worked as communications and marketing manager for the American Association of Service Coordinators.

In that position, she managed all association communication channels, including the design, maintenance and content creation for the group's external website, its social-media outlets, e-communication and print publications.

Sribanditmongkol twice managed the redesign and reorganization of the association's website.

During her two year's there, she expanded the Facebook fan base by 20 percent within her first month of employment, 50 percent within 90 days, 75 percent within nine months and 105 percent within her first year.

Sribanditmongkol previously worked as an internal communications specialist for Safelite Group in Columbus, from June 2007 to July 2011.

She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and public relations from Otterbein University in 2008 and a master's degree in integrated marketing communications from West Virginia University in 2010.

"I relocated to the area from Michigan for college and stayed when I discovered how much the Columbus area was growing, in terms of population and employment opportunities," she said. "It's a great place to live."