Downtown Greensboro Inc. announced this week it has hired four new employees.
One of those should be very familiar to folks in Greensboro, former Mayor Keith Holliday. Not many people get the opportunity to work a few blocks from a traffic circle named in their honor, but Holliday is doing that right now. Holliday has already started working at DGI as a part-time development associate and the DGI office on South Elm is not far from the Holliday Traffic Circle at McGee and Greene streets.
Holliday served as mayor from 1999 to 2007. Prior to that he served four years as a Greensboro city councilmember. Holliday grew up in Greensboro, went to Guilford College and, other then a brief stint in Durham, has lived here all his life.
After leaving the mayor’s office and his day job at First Citizens Bank, Holliday ran the Carolina Theatre for several years. More recently he has worked in Raleigh for the NC Department of Commerce and NC Department of Transportation.
DGI President Zack Matheny said, “DGI is fortunate to have Keith join the team with his community experience. His knowledge of our city and passion for all things Greensboro will be a huge asset to the organization and for the downtown.
DGI also announced that Sarah Healy will be the DGI director of operations starting next week. Healy was a communications specialist for the City of Greensboro and was the city’s first public records administrator.
Joy Ross has been named director of finance for DGI. Previously, Ross was the director of operations and finance for the William Mangum Studio.
DGI also announced that Stacy Calfo is the new marketing director following two years as a consultant to DGI. Calfo has previously served as the marketing and communications director for both the Greensboro Day School and Quaintance-Weaver.