PWC Announces Hiring of New Director of Communications and Community Relations

Portrait photograph of Tyler Patton

Fayetteville, N.C.- The Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC) has hired Tyler C. Patton as the new Director of the Communications & Community Relations Division. Patton takes over leadership of the division after Carolyn Justice-Hinson was named the Chief Customer Officer for PWC in March. Patton’s first day with PWC was May 13, 2024.  

“I’m excited to be joining PWC and the Communications & Community Relations Team,” said Patton. “PWC is an award-winning organization and a national leader in providing safe and reliable utility services. I look forward to serving the customers of PWC and the greater Fayetteville community.” 

Before joining PWC, Patton served as the Regional Director of State Government and Community Affairs for Verizon Communications and was a member of Verizon Maryland’s Senior Leadership Team. Patton holds a master’s degree in Higher Education Policy and a bachelor’s degrees in political science and communications, both from Salisbury University. In addition, Patton has served on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Technology Council, the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, and Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.  

“I could not have asked for anyone better to lead the Communications & Community Relations Division,” said Timothy Bryant, CEO/General Manager of Fayetteville PWC. “Tyler brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to the table that continues to promote transparency and foster trust with the people who matter the most, our customers.”  

Recently married, Patton moved to Fayetteville to be with his wife, Alex a lifelong resident of the area and an educator at Eastover-Central Elementary School of Arts He enjoys trying to play golf, spending time with his new family, and being involved in his new community.  Patton is proud to call Fayetteville home and experience all that this community has to offer.