Communications

The Communications Division manages internal and external communication, marketing, education and outreach. A coordinated communications strategy based on priority projects and initiatives is developed and implemented each year. The division's primary responsibility is to increase awareness of the importance of conserving the natural and cultural resources of Texas, increase participation in outdoor recreational activities and encourage safe, legal and ethical behavior among resource users.

Through a wide range of media products and marketing efforts, the Division drives traffic to the agency's revenue-producing products including hunting and fishing licenses, state park visitation and other special programs and events. Communications products include TPWD Websites, mobile apps, the Texas Parks & Wildlife monthly magazine, a weekly PBS television series, the Passport to Texas daily radio program, a video news report program, plus a wide range of internal and external public information items and social media platforms. The division also provides the state's mandatory boater and hunter education programs, conservation education initiatives, and urban outreach programs.

 


Headquarters Location

4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

Director's Office

Josh Havens
Director of Communications
(512) 389-4557

Tom Harvey
Deputy Director of Communications
(512) 389-4453

 


Headquarters Staff

News and Information

  • Steve Lightfoot
    TPWD News Manager
    (512) 389-4701

Media Productions

  • Bruce Biermann
    Media Productions Manager
    (512) 389-4608
  • Don Cash
    PBS Television Series
    (512) 389-4792
  • Karen Loke
    Video News Reports
    (512) 389-4997
  • Cecilia Nasti
    Passport to Texas Radio Show
    (512) 389-4667

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

  • Randy Brudnicki
    TPW Magazine Publisher
    (512) 389-8464
  • Louie Bond
    TPW Magazine Editor
    (512) 389-8706
  • Russell Roe
    TPW Magazine Managing Editor
    (512) 389-8053
  • Traci Anderson
    TPW Magazine Customer Service
    (512) 389-8724

Marketing

  • Darcy Bontempo
    Director of Marketing
    (512) 389-4574
  • Carly Montez
    Email Communications
    (512) 389-4794
  • Janis Johnson
    Conservation License Plate Program
    (512) 389-8670
  • Shelly Plante
    Nature Tourism and Paddling and Birding Classic
    (512) 389-4500
  • Kelly Dziekan
    Research Analyst/Database Specialist
    (512) 389-8525
  • Eddie McKenna
    Hispanic Marketing and Communications
    (512) 389-8696

Creative & Interactive Services

  • Tim Peterson
    Director of Creative & Interactive Services
    (512) 389-4567
  • Beth Sample
    Project Management
    (512) 389-8570
  • Susan Loomis
    Convenience Copiers
    (512) 389-4447
  • Debbie Muñoz
    Print and Copy Outsourcing
    (512) 389-4968
  • Sonia Yeck
    Publications and Graphic Design
    (512) 389-4334
  • Chase Fountain
    Photography
    (512) 389-4475

Outreach & Education

  • Nancy Herron
    Director of Outreach & Education
    (512) 389-4362
  • Karen Marks
    Aquatic and Angler Education
    (512) 389-4732
  • Lacey Estus
    Outreach Events & Diversity Engagement
    (512) 389-4361
  • Johnnie Smith
    Conservation Education
    (512) 389- 8060
  • Heidi Rao
    Becoming an Outdoors Woman
    (281) 534-0126
  • Robert Ramirez
    Outreach Events, Equipment, and Training Supplies
    (512) 389-4528
  • Steve Hall
    Hunter Education
    (512) 389-8140
  • Tim Spice
    Boater Education
    (512) 389-8141

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