PIOs can drive you crazy and then they can be your best friends. I've always worked hard to maintain a good working relationship with public information officers. See the job announcement for Colorado Division of Emergency Management Public Information Officer (PIO)
Apparently whoever is successful in obtaining the position will need to contend with the reputation that the previous job holder Brandon Williams is leaving behind as he moves to another PIO slot in State government.
As Jeff Baranyi said in his email to me, "Pretty big shoes to fill, Brandon Williams was a real thought leader there with respect to Emergency Management and Social Media."