Nat Harrington, Palm Beach County School District chief public information officer, resigns

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - One of the public faces of the Palm Beach County School District is leaving his job.

Nat Harrington, the district's chief public information officer, has handed in his resignation.

Harrington has been the district spokesman and chief of public affairs for sixteen years. Because of his position he frequently appears in television interviews and is often quoted in the newspaper.

In a letter to co-workers Harrington said he is "pursuing exciting new opportunities."

The Palm Beach Post reports that an outside agency audited the school's communications and found the district needed to do a better job marketing itself and sharing information. 

A chief strategic marketing officer position was created but Harrington did not get the job.

"Obviously my sixteen years as the district spokesman and chief of public affairs has been an extraordinary experience, one that has enriched my life and career," Harrington wrote to friends and co-workers.

His last day at work will be June 6, which is also the last day of school for students.

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