MNPS adds veteran communications leader as assistant director

Monday, January 11, 2010 at 6:56pm
Staff reports

Metro Nashville Public Schools announced Monday the naming of Meredith Libbey as assistant to the director with responsibility for communications.

Libbey, a parent of two Metro schools students, is a communications professional with more than 20 years' experience. She will join MNPS Feb. 1.

She comes to Metro from Ford Motor Credit where she is global communications manager with responsibilities that include media relations and internal communications for the company's North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific & Africa regions.

“The Board and I believe that every student can achieve at high levels. Meredith is committed to helping us engage and communicate with families and community organizations that are our partners in meeting our goals for academic excellence,” Director of Schools Jesse Register said. "Meredith's experience in developing strategies and communicating with diverse audiences will serve MNPS well."

Previously, Libbey was the internal communications manager with First American National Bank in Nashville. She began her career in marketing research with Third National Bank (now SunTrust Bank) where she held a series of positions with increasing responsibility, including advertising manager and director of training and professional development.

Libbey has an MBA in marketing and organization management from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Active in the community, Libbey serves on the executive committees of the boards of directors of Our Kids and the Center for Nonprofit Management. She is a past vice president of finance of the Eakin Elementary School PTO, serves on the WPLN advisory board and is a volunteer with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, United Way, Nashville Public Television, Leadership Nashville and Conexion Americas.

"We look forward to having Meredith on our team as we continue our work to transform the schools and make MNPS the first choice for families," Register said.