The City of San José Names Keonnis Taylor as Public Information Manager
September 28, 2020
SAN JOSÉ, CA – The City of San José has named Keonnis Taylor as the new Public Information Manager for the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC). Ms. Taylor was selected following a nationwide search by ADK Consulting & Executive Search. She began her new position on August 24, 2020.
In her new role, Ms. Taylor leads the team responsible for external and internal communications, media relations, and community engagement at Silicon Valley’s Airport. She serves as the primary spokesperson and Public Information Officer at SJC.
“Keonnis arrives at a crucial time, and we are excited to put her skills and experience to work at SJC,” said John Aitken, Mineta San José International Airport Director of Aviation. “While COVID-19 is defining an unexpected new era in our industry, Keonnis’ 15 years of Bay Area public relations experience and strong aviation foundation are just what we need to support SJC’s resilience and push us toward continued success.”
Prior to joining the SJC team, Ms. Taylor spent five years as the spokesperson at Oakland International Airport (OAK), where she managed internal communications and media relations. Ms. Taylor also served as community relations liaison for the BART Oakland Airport Connector project, has worked for the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA), The Allen Group, as well as Oakland-based advocacy organizations Comfort Homesake and Communities for a Better Environment.
Ms. Taylor graduated from DePauw University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and earned her Master of Public Administration degree from Bernard Baruch College as part of the prestigious National Urban Fellows program.