Charles Booth has been named the new community relations director for the city of Brentwood, taking over from Deanna Lambert who served in the role for six years. Booth comes to Brentwood with 22 years of experience in journalism, marketing, and public sector communication experience, most recently serving for 15 years with the Austin Peay State University communications department. Booth spent the last five of those 15 years as the director of communications. He also was employed as a reporter for The Tennessean from 2004 to 2008, covering Williamson and Rutherford counties. Booth holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a focus in creative writing from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, a master’s degree in English from Austin Peay State University, and a master’s of fine arts in creative writing from Murray State University.