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Suzanne Clavet

Clavet, Suzanne
Director of News & Media
Phone: 757-221-1631
Email: [[suzanne]]
Duties: Lead on pitching and marketing faculty, students and programs to local, national, international and new media. Also serves as spokesperson and contact for press queries.
Beat: Administration,Economic Development and Business Innovation, Historic Campus, School of Law liaison, Swem Library Liaison, William & Mary Police Department PIO, University Advancement liaison (with Erin Zagursky)

McClain, Joe
Director of Research Communications
Phone: 757-221-1615
Email: [[jmmccl]]
Duties: Serves as lead on research-related stories, especially those involving the natural sciences.
Beat: Anthropology, Applied Science, Biology, CAMS, Center for Archaeological Research, Center for Conservation Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science/Keck Lab, Geology, Jefferson Lab/Fermilab liaison, Kinesiology & Health Sciences, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychological Sciences and graduate programs in Arts & Sciences.

Williard, David
Director of Multimedia News
Phone: 757-221-2639
Email: [[dcwill]]
Duties: Coordinates development and production of multimedia news content for News & Media, including special video packages such as faculty features and the Book of the Month. Also manages video coverage of campus-wide events, programs and research featuring faculty, staff and students.
Beat: Video News Features

Erin Zagursky

Zagursky, Erin
Senior Associate Director of University News
Phone: 757-221-1020
Email: [[eazagu]]
Duties: Serves as primary writer for major events and general assignment. Also helps coordinate the News & Media social network sites, has the lead on web posting of news stories and photos and also serves as backup spokesperson and contact for press queries.
Beat: Major Events, Civic Engagement, Student Health and Wellness, Diversity, Rankings, Information Technology liaison, University Advancement liaison (with Suzanne Seurattan)

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Berard, Adrienne
Research Communications Specialist
Phone: 757-221-1925
Email: [[amberard]]
Duties: A member of the Research Communications Group, led by Joseph McClain. Serves as a writer for the William & Mary News website, including general assignment and beat coverage.
Beat: Anthropology, Applied Science, Biology, CAMS, Center for Archaeological Research, Center for Conservation Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science/Keck Lab, Geology, Jefferson Lab/Fermi Lab liaison, Kinesiology & Health Sciences, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychological Sciences, and graduate programs in Arts & Sciences.

Emily Phillips

Phillips, Emily
Assistant Director for Social Media Strategy
Office: Discovery 2, room 130
Email: [[ebphillips]]
Phone: (757) 221-1929
Duties: Responsible for the strategy and content production for William & Mary's main social media channels. Provides community management and emergency communications support. Leads the university social media users group.

williams-jennifer

Williams, Jennifer
Communications Specialist
Phone: 757-221-1049
Email: jlwilliams02@wm.edu
Duties: Serves as a writer for the William & Mary News website, including general assignment and beat coverage.
Beat: Art & Art History, Theatre, Speech and Dance, Music, Business School liaison, School of Education liaison, Philosophy, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Muscarelle Museum of Art liaison, Athletics liaison, Sustainability liaison, Sociology, Classical Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Religious Studies, Africana Studies, Film & Media Studies

Nathan Warters

Warters, Nathan
Communications Specialist
Phone: 757-221-7624
Email: [[twarters]]
Duties: Serves as a writer for the William & Mary News website, including general assignment and beat coverage. Also assists with media relations and press queries.
Beat: English, History, Government, Economics, Public Policy, Modern Languages and Literatures, International Relations, Linguistics, American Studies, Military Science. Liaison to the Reves Center, AidData and the Global Research Institute.

Claudette Brooks

Brooks, Claudette
Public Relations Specialist and Assistant to the Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 757-221-2622
Email: cbrooks@wm.edu
Duties: Coordinates daily distribution of clips, office support, media tracking and management of News & Media archives.
Beat: Daily Clips, Media Tracking, Crime Log, Dean's List

Salpukas, Stephen
University Photographer
Office: Discovery 2, room 136B
Email: [[scsalp]]
Duties: Serves as primary photographer for marketing, major events and general news assignments. Provides photography for primarily W&M News, Social Media, Web & Design and Advancement but also for the entire university.
Phone: (757) 221-1309