Eugene Ramirez
Eugene Ramirez

Eugene Ramirez, the city of Miami’s communications director, has moved to Kivvit, where he’s been named director of that Chicago-based public affairs shop’s Miami office.

Ramirez’s post becomes official January 7.

As Miami’s director of communications, Ramirez managed the city’s communications office and served as top spokesperson and communications consultant to the office of the mayor and city manager, as well as city commissioners and directors.

He was previously stationed with Miami’s WFOR-TV and Tampa’s WFLA-TV, where he served as a morning anchor. The Miami native also worked as a media relations manager for Macy’s, where he lead branding and diversity efforts and served as Spanish-language spokesperson throughout the Southeastern and South Central U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Kivvit was formed in 2015 after ASGK Public Strategies, the Chicago-based firm founded by Eric Sedler and David Axelrod, merged with New Jersey-based agency M Public Affairs. Axelrod left ASGK after the 2008 Presidential election, where he became President Obama's senior advisor.