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GLIN==> Mich. Sea Grant_External Relations
- Subject: GLIN==> Mich. Sea Grant_External Relations
- From: Elizabeth LaPorte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 12:23:41 -0400
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Title: Mich. Sea Grant_External
Elizabeth LaPorte, Communications Manager,
Michigan Sea Grant, (734) 647-0767, email@example.com,
William Taylor, Associate Director, Michigan Sea Grant and
Chairperson, Department of Fisheries, Michigan State University,
517-355-4478, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fw.msu.edu
Relations and Communications Director Position Announced
East Lansing, MI-Michigan Sea Grant and the Department of
Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University are pleased to
announce that Patricia Stewart has joined their teams. Stewart
will work with both agencies, serving as external relations
communicator for Michigan Sea Grant and director of communications for
MSU's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.
With more than 15 years of public and media relations experience,
Stewart will lead Michigan Sea Grant's legislative, agency and
foundation outreach efforts.
"Pat brings to the table the experience with natural resources
communications and state agencies needed to help advance Michigan Sea
Grant to the next level of support in our research and outreach
capabilities," said George Carignan, interim director for
Michigan Sea Grant.
She will also direct and manage the communications and public
relations programs for the Department of Fisheries and
"This position is another step forward in continuing our
collaborative efforts with the University of Michigan and Michigan
State University Michigan Sea Grant College Program," said
William Taylor, associate director for Michigan Sea Grant and
chairperson for MSU's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.
"Pat's extensive background in public relations and marketing
will be a tremendous asset in developing a communications strategy for
the Fisheries and Wildlife Department at MSU."
Stewart's outreach efforts will focus on building relationships with
not only federal and state agencies, but also with great lakes,
environmental and research organizations. She will also devote energy
to the Partnership for Ecosystem Research Management team, a
collaboration between Michigan State University, the MDNR, the Great
Lakes Fishery Commission and the Great Lakes Science Center formed to
work with their stakeholders in identifying and conducting research on
ecosystem problems and their solutions.
Stewart was formerly director of communication and education services
for the National Food Safety and Toxicology Center (NFSTC) at MSU,
where she directed and managed the NFSTC's communications and public
relations program. She has worked as a natural resources and
environmental communication consultant for Public Sector Consultants,
Inc., a research organization specializing in areas of the
environment, public health, education, economics and public
policy. Stewart's career also includes working with MDNR
as its press secretary and assistant director for the Public
Information Office in Lansing, where she managed the agency's news
and marketing programs.
Stewart can be reached at Michigan State University, East Lansing,
517-355-1821, or via email at email@example.com.
Michigan Sea Grant,
a cooperative program between the University of Michigan and Michigan
State University, is dedicated to the protection and sustainable use
of Great Lakes and coastal resources through research and education.
Michigan Sea Grant is part of the National Sea Grant College Program
funded by NOAA.
State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife provides
education, research, and outreach needed by society for the
conservation and rehabilitation of fish and wildlife resources and
Elizabeth LaPorte, Communications Director
Michigan Sea Grant College
(734) 647-0767 | www.miseagrant.org | Fax:
I.S.T. Bldg., 2200 Bonisteel
Blvd., Univ. of Mich., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099
Michigan Sea Grant is dedicated
to the protection and sustainable use of the Great Lakes.