Columbus Mayor-elect Andy Ginther continues to round out his staff, appointing two people to serve in his office, retaining two department directors and shuffling a director to another position.

Columbus Mayor-elect Andy Ginther continues to round out his staff, appointing two people to serve in his office, retaining two department directors and shuffling a director to another position.

Kimber Perfect and Dawn Tyler Lee will join his executive leadership team when Ginther, the current City Council president, takes over the mayor's office Jan. 1.

Ginther was elected to the office in November. He replaces longtime Mayor Michael B. Coleman who chose not to seek re-election.

Perfect will serve as deputy chief of staff for communications and Tyler Lee will serve as deputy chief of staff for external affairs.

Perfect, the current vice president for marketing and communications at the Columbus College of Art & Design, has more than 30 years of experience serving in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Her previous employment included a stint as chief communications and marketing officer for the Ohio Department of Development under then-Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, who also served as the state's director of development.

Tyler Lee, now senior vice president for community impact at the United Way of Central Ohio, was the former aide to then-Columbus City Councilwoman Charleta Tavares, now a state senator.

Tyler Lee also served in the Office of Outreach and Engagement and the Office of Government Affairs at Ohio State University and as the board liaison for the Columbus Board of Education.

Steven R. Schoeny will continue to serve as director of the Columbus Department of Development, while Tracie Davies will leave the Department of Public Service to lead the Department of Public Utilities, a position now held by Greg Davies, who recently was appointed as Ginther's chief of staff. Another director of public service has not yet been named yet.

Rhonda Johnson will be retained as director of the city's Department of Education.

Ginther said on Friday, Dec. 4, he would name a transition team this week composed of non-city staff, which also will make recommendations about possible restructuring of city government and policy changes.

The current transition effort has been led by Ken Paul, Ginther's senior aide, who will serve as deputy chief of staff under his new administration.