Martin McConnell is the new public information officer for Ascension Parish Government.  

Lester Kenyon, who has served capably as PIO for 10 1/2 years, will be returning to Ascension21 TV channel as a Video Production Specialist. Before his most recent stint as PIO, Lester was Video Programming Manager for Ascension21.

McConnell is known for his longtime service to the Ascension Parish community. He is a former two term parish councilman, TV presenter with Louisiana Public Broadcasting, longtime financial services sales executive, and most recently, sales & marketing director at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. McConnell's role as PIO will be expanded to include serving as a presenter/host on Ascension21.