Last month the Charlotte Fire Department hired a new PIO Cynthia Francis Robbins. Her hire was reported in the department's "Hot Shots" report on the last page under New Hires and Retirements as: Cynthia Francis Robbins - Administration, Public Services Coordinator.
But oddly enough Cynthia Francis Robbins professionally goes by Cynthia Robbins Shah-Khan at least on her linkedin.com page.
|Cynthia Robbins Shah-Khan|
So why would CFD introduce her as Robbins?
Maybe she was just recently married? Nope. Recently decided to use her married name? Nope.
It at least appears she goes by Shah-Khan even in her personal life and has done so since she was married.
Might it have something to do with the fact that her husband Mujeeb Shah-Kahn, is a former city assistant attorney in Charlotte, former city attorney for Greensboro and now the City Attorney for Monroe?
Could it be an obvious effort to distance her from the connection her husband has with the attorney hired by City Manager Ron Carlee to "investigate" the retaliation complaint made by whistle blower, Cyrstal Eschert? The attorney Allison Van Laningham, who is alledged to be independent and unbiased?
Hard to say but let's hope it wasn't because someone was uncomfortable with the hyphened Shah-Kahn surname. A pretty common name for people from India and of Hindu religion.