Community Impact Newspaper has hired Laytoamb Wiggins as its new Chief Talent Officer, an executive leadership role focused on employee development, talent acquisition and leadership training.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Wiggins has always valued creating lasting relationships throughout his career and is excited to be a part of Community Impact Newspaper.

“Community Impact is an admired company and brand that is well respected within the communities that we serve,” Wiggins said. “We have a passionate team that loves to keep our citizens informed through hyperlocal journalism while supporting our thriving business communities. Community Impact's values and vision for the future is one of the main reasons I decided to become an Impacter.”

Prior to joining CI in 2021, Laytoamb supported a local Georgetown manufacturer where he led all aspects of the Human Resource function. Laytoamb also had a long successful career at Nordstrom, spending 22 years at the customer centric retail giant. As a leader in employee and customer experience, Laytoamb led the Nordstrom Rack store in Cedar Park, Texas, where he led all functions within his store, including everything in the employee life cycle. Laytoamb currently holds dual HR certifications for SHRM and HRCI (SHRM-SCP & SPHR).

“Community Impact and our staff are so fortunate to get the chance to hire Laytoamb,” Community Impact Newspaper CEO John Garrett said. “His experience in building organizations who put employees and customers first is what every growing organization needs to build the future workforce. We have big plans for our future, and Jennifer and I are excited to see how Laytoamb helps the remarkable people that make up the CI team accomplish our worthwhile mission: To build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team."

Community Impact Newspaper was founded in 2005 by owners John and Jennifer Garrett. Currently, the company has 36 editions in Texas, Arizona and Tennessee.