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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 Communications 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 the TPWD Website, 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

Josh Havens
Director of Communications
(512) 389-4557


Headquarters Staff

Media Communications Group

  • Tom Harvey
    Acting Director
    (512) 389-4453
  • Mike Cox
    News & Information
    (512) 389-8046
  • Rob McCorkle
    State Parks News
    (830) 866-3533
  • Steve Lightfoot
    Wildlife and Fisheries News
    (512) 389-4701
  • Bruce Biermann
    Media Productions
    (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
  • Louie Bond
    TP&W Magazine Editor(512) 389-8706
  • Russell Roe
    TP&W Magazine Managing Editor
    (512) 389-8053

Marketing Group

  • Darcy Bontempo
    Director
    (512) 389-4574
  • Darcy Bontempo
    Partnerships and Sponsorships
    (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
  • Rachel Bradley
    Wildlife Trails
    (512) 389-8697
  • Research Analyst/Database Specialist
    Kelly Dziekan
    (512) 389-8525
  • Eddie McKenna
    Hispanic Marketing and Communications
    (512) 389-8696
  • TP&W Magazine Revenue
    Randy Brudnicki
    (512) 389-8464
  • TP&W Magazine Customer Service
    Traci Anderson
    (512) 389-8724

Creative and Interactive Services

  • Tim Peterson
    Director
    (512) 389-4567
  • Publications and Website Project Management
    Beth Sample
    (512) 389-8570
  • Susan Loomis
    Convenience Copiers
    (512) 389-4447
  • Susan Loomis (interim)
    Print and Copy Outsourcing
    (512) 389-4447
  • Sonia Yeck
    Publications and Graphic Design
    (512) 389-4334
  • Chase Fountain
    Photography
    (512) 389-4475
  • Sonja Sommerfeld
    Photo Editor
    (512) 389-8085

Outreach and Education Group

  • Nancy Herron
    Director
    (512) 389-4362
  • Karen Marks
    Aquatic and Angler Education
    (512) 389-4732
  • Trey Hamlett
    Outreach Events
    (512) 389-4361
  • Heidi Rao
    Becoming an Outdoors Woman
    (281) 534-0126
  • Robert Ramirez
    Outreach Events, Equipment, and Training Supplies
    (512) 389-4528
  • Robert Ramirez
    Hunter Education
    (512) 389-8140
  • Tim Spice
    Boater Education
    (512) 389-8141

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