OCEANSIDE–Deborah Castillo, interim Marketing Manager at the North County Transit District, has been named the agency’s new public information officer.
Castillo replaces Alex Wiggins, NCTD’s Chief of Administration, who served as the agency’s PIO for about 2 years. Wiggins is leaving NCTD in April to take an executive position at another public transit system.
A San Diego native, Castillo brings 23 years of experience in marketing, communications, and consultation throughout the area’s public sector. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Carleton College in Minnesota and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Since beginning her career 1989 with the County of San Diego’s Office of Public Works, she has developed communication efforts as a manager and consultant for well-known area initiatives, including the San Diego County Health and Human Services Housing Matters’ campaign, and the City of San Diego’s Think Blue campaign to prevent storm water pollution. Castillo came to NCTD in September as a specialist in business development responsible for increasing revenues through advertising enterprise contracts.