PSO announced Thursday that Tulsa Deputy Mayor Amy Brown will be their new external affairs manager starting July 26.
As deputy mayor, Brown oversees the city’s administrative and public safety support divisions, serves on the pension board, and works on behavioral health and criminal justice issues on behalf of Mayor G.T. Bynum.
Before being named deputy mayor in 2019, Brown was Bynum's chief of staff. She previously worked for Mayor Kathy Taylor and was Bynum's council aid while he represented District 9 before earning a law degree at the University of Tulsa in 2017.
Since 2018, Brown has coordinated the physical investigation work in the search for mass graves holding people killed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
"Amy Brown is brilliant, tireless, and selfless. I am so grateful for her service to the citizens of Tulsa as our deputy mayor through some of the most challenging times this city has ever known, and am glad she will continue to serve our community while working with another world class team at Public Service Company of Oklahoma," Bynum said in a statement.
Brown will take over for current PSO Tulsa External Affairs Manager Carole Huff Hicks, who has been with the utility for 40 years.
"We will miss [Carole's] knowledge, experience and dedication to serving our community. We are excited to welcome Amy to the PSO team. She has extensive experience, has demonstrated a deep commitment to service for our headquarters city and metro area and will be an excellent addition to the company," PSO President and COO Peggy Simmons said in a statement.
Hicks is retiring early next year. The Tulsa external affairs manager works with the cities of Tulsa, Sand Springs, Jenks, Bixby, Coweta and Catoosa.