As an organizational support unit of the Office of the Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources, we partner with the faculty and staff to meet wide-ranging communication needs. Our aim is to utilize organizational information in multiple formats, venues, and media. These include: marketing, promotion, and recruitment materials; website development; legislative and advocacy efforts; Executive Dean's office communications (speeches and presentations); departmental identity, awareness, and branding; reports (annual reports, monthly and topic/audience-specific); internal communications (dean's monthly message, email broadcasts); event planning; public and media relations; publication development (fact sheets, newsletters, curricula, reports, etc.).

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Carl Leikhram
Senior Director
Martin Hall, Rm. 113
Carl is responsible for managing effective marketing and messaging to support the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences as well as the New Jersey Agriculture and Experiment Station. He ensures that organizational communication needs are met through strategic outreach that executes a mission that promotes diversity, research, and academic achievement. As part of the Dean's Executive Leadership Team, Carl works cross-functionally with university units, to ensure greater organizational effectiveness, consistency, and clarity of all communication campaigns.

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Chris Gutierrez
Senior Graphic Designer and Multimedia Content Creator
Martin Hall, Rm. 111
Overseeing all graphic design projects, from concept to delivery, Chris leads creative solutions with our multimedia team. He creates digital and print publications across multi-platform campaigns that support the overall visual brand and strategic goals of the unit by enforcing all graphic identity standards. Chris coordinates the design team to generate innovative infographics, illustrations, and artwork for a wide range of clients' needs. Providing professional-level photography and videography, he captures the digital assets that enhance the multimedia available for our marketing products.

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Elizabeth Halsall
Assistant Manager of Event Services
Martin Hall, Rm. 113
Serving as the unit's central resource for planning and execution of the highly visible school events, Elizabeth coordinates all logistics for successful campus experiences. She organizes and administers all phases of the marketing plan for clients, vendors, merchandising, stakeholders, speakers, and value-based customer service to all guests attending special events throughout the year.

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Lori Nardoza
Graphic Designer
Martin Hall, Rm. 111
Lori has experience in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. She is the graphic designer for all Office of Public Outreach and Communication publications, print materials, templates, and other graphic outputs. Lori ensures that all publications projects adhere to Rutgers University visual identity standards and manages the office image database. She also provides graphic design support for web services as required.

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Susanne Ruemmele
Web Developer
Foran Hall, Rm. 101
Susanne is responsible for maintenance and support of multiple school and experiment station websites.

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Paula Walcott-Quintin
Senior Editor/Writer
Martin Hall, Rm. 111
Paula Walcott-Quintin is responsible for internal and external communications related to the Office of the Executive Dean, including speeches and presentations as well as provides content, input, and feedback on major Office of Public Outreach and Communication publications, including annual reports. She also provides writing and editorial support for web spotlights and the SEBS and NJAES Newsroom.

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Bonnie Wasielewski
Web Developer
Martin Hall, Rm. 113
Bonnie is responsible for core school and experiment station website development and maintenance; Dreamweaver support; and Wordpress support.

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Phil Wisneski
Web Developer
Martin Hall, Rm. 113
Phil is responsible for development, maintenance, and support of core school and experiment station websites; web applications; databases; and Dreamweaver & WordPress development and support. He is the main contact for the experiment station online calendar, website accessibility, and Qualtrics support.