DeDe Cordell is the communications manager for Yuba Water Agency. She joined the agency in November of 2017, where her first order of business was to rebrand the agency.
DeDe previously worked for Placer County, where - as the director of communications and public affairs - she focused on helping Placer County to be more proactive, transparent and modern in its communications, both internally and externally – an effort that began with a rebranding initiative.
Her other government experience includes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving at the Pentagon as a media trainer for senior military leaders and as the anchor of the American Forces Network – the military’s broadcast news platform. She also has about 10 years as a broadcast news anchor and reporter in both television and radio.
She has a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from California State University, Sacramento, and a master’s in management, public relations from University of Maryland University College.