City of Auburn Hills Announces Promotions

Media Contact: Christina Hepner, Community Relations Manager, City of Auburn Hills, 248-364-6726,

Auburn Hills, MI – January 4, 2021 – The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, is pleased to announce three key promotions in the organization.

  • Stephanie Carroll, from Manager of Business Development and Community Relations to Economic Development Manager

In her new role, Ms. Carroll will continue her previous work in business retention, expansion and attraction. She will also take on the role of Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority and Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. Ms. Carroll possesses a Bachelor of General Studies, with a concentration in Political Science from Oakland University and has more than 25 years of experience in legislative and constituent relations at the State and local government levels.

  • Christina Hepner, from Media Communications Specialist to Community Relations Manager

In her new role, Ms. Hepner will continue to promote the city through various platforms. She will also take on the responsibility of speech writing, press releases and be the main contact for outside media inquiries. Ms. Hepner possesses a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a concentration in Broadcast from Bowling Green State University. She’s an award-winning journalist who started with the city in 2019, bringing along her media expertise.

  • Brandon Skopek, from Director of Authorities to Assistant to the City Manager

In his new role, Mr. Skopek will assist in the day-to-day operations and activities of the City Manager’s office, including representation of the City Manager’s office and providing guidance and direction to staff as a representative of this office. He will retain his role as Executive Director of the Tax Increment Finance Authority. Mr. Skopek possesses a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Public Policy and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Local Government Management, both from Oakland University. He has spent his career in local government as a planning and economic development professional.

“I take great pride in recognizing the skills and abilities of these individuals and to have them in roles where they can provide the highest outcomes for the Auburn Hills community, said City Manager Tom Tanghe. I have no doubt that they will enjoy much success.”

About Auburn Hills
The City of Auburn Hills is a distinguished leader in southeast Michigan. Home to approximately 26,000 residents, as well as a workday population of approximately 100,000, Auburn Hills continues to be a thriving global business address. It is home to over 70 international corporations and hosts the World and North American headquarters for numerous outstanding businesses such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Continental Automotive Systems, Faurecia, and BorgWarner. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at