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Chief city saleswoman of St. Petersburg departs



When Mayor-elect Rick Kriseman was on the campaign tail, he vowed to scrutinize the city's marketing and communications department, which he said didn't do enough to promote local businesses and hot spots.

With Kriseman ready to assume the mayor's seat Jan. 2, the head of that department said Sunday she's leaving — becoming the first city executive to announce a departure since Tuesday's election.

"I have accepted a position with The Edwards Group and will start tomorrow," wrote Beth Herendeen in an email. "I didn't announce it until after the election because some of you might have wanted to make a story out of it ... and there is no story here."

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[Last modified: Sunday, November 10, 2013 6:51pm]


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