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About Our Staff

The leadership and staff of the University Relations and Advancement division bring years of experience and expertise to the CSU. Get to know them and the areas they represent.

VACANT
Vice Chancellor
University Relations and Advancement
P: (562) 951-4625

Lori A. Redfearn

Lori A. Redfearn
Associate Vice Chancellor
Systemwide Advancement
P: (562) 951-4815
Biography

 
Eric Bakke

Eric Bakke
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor
Advocacy & State Relations
P: (916) 320-4875
Biography

George Conant

George Conant
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor
Office of Federal Relations
P: (202) 434-8060
Biography


Jim Poore

Jim Poore
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Marketing Communications
P: (562) 951-4668
Biography

 
Patti Waid

Patti Waid
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Strategic Communications
and Public Affairs
P: (562) 951-4687
Biography

 


Staff Directory

University Relations and Advancement

(562) 951-4625

VACANT

Vice Chancellor of University Relations and Advancement

Chanel Acker

Director of Operations

Kathleen​ Ayala-Rivera

Executive Assistant

Organizational C​hart (PDF)


Executive Writing

Tom Dellner

Director, Executive Writing and Speechwriter
(562) 951-4038


Jonathan Riggs

Executive Communications Assistant Manager
(562) 951-4036

Audrey Eftychiou

Executive Communications Manager
(562) 951-4177

Advocacy and State Relations

CSU Advocacy and State Relations
915 L Street, Suite #1160
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 445-5983
Fax: (916) 322-4719

Eric Bakke

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advocacy and State Relations​


VACANT

Director, State Relations

Mary Meuel

Senior Legislative Advocate

Santinder Malhi

Legislative Advocate

Jen Chase

Legislative Advocate

Yarikza Comparan

Manager, Operations & Administration

Maggie White

Legislative Advocate

Anabel Urbina

Legislative Admin Assistant

Shefali Mistry

Manager, University Relations and Advocacy

Maryann Jackmon

External Relations Advocate
P: (562) 951-4822


Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

(562) 951-4800

Patti Waid

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

Toni Molle

Director, Public Affairs

Janessa Thropay
​Public Affairs Coordinator

Hazel Kelly

Public Affairs Manager

Mike Uhlenkamp

Senior Director of Public Affairs

Alisia Ruble

Digital Communications Specialist

Director, Executive Writing and Speechwriter

Audrey Eftychiou

Executive Writing Manager

Alex Beall
Assistant Editor and Writer

Michelle McCarthy

Interim Executive Writing Assistant Manager

Michele Barrett
Interim Executive Writing Manager

Shaidy Ruiz

Social Media Specialist


Marketing Communications

(562) 951-4670

Jim Poore
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Marketing Communications

Matthew Barrie
Web Developer

Brian Banuelos
Graphic Designer

Jen Cook
Manager, Digital Design

Liz Hurtado
Marketing Communications Coordinator

Jina Kim
Art Director

Caron Laird
Director of Collaborative Services & Operations

VACANT
Marketing Communications Manager

Roger Morrow
Print Services Manager

Susie Nakao
Graphic Designer

VACANT
Senior Web Manager

Jae Paik
Manager, Web Development

VACANT
Manager, Web Content Strategy

Myra Petgrave
Production Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

VACANT
Web Developer

Aaron Rawls
Web Developer

Patrick Record
Photographer/Videographer

Greg Steiner
Print Services Lead

Ricky Sua
SharePoint Developer

Brenda Wong
Editorial Content Manager


Federal Relations

CSU Office of Federal Relations
444 N. Capitol St. NW, Suite 207
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 434-8060
Fax: (202) 434-8066

George Conant

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor, Federal Relations

Annie Nguyen

Federal Relations Manager​

George Conant

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor, Federal Relations


Systemwide Advancement & CSU Foundation

(562) 951-4810

Lori Redfearn

Associate Vice Chancellor for
Systemwide Advancement & Alumni Relations

Donnie Tippie

Administrative Coordinator, Advancement Services

Jodi Braverman

Manager, Constituent Engagement

​​ Sam Camarena

Manager, Advancement Academy

Wendy Chavira Garcia

Senior Manager, Development & Donor Relations

Aaron Moore

Executive Director, Advancement

Kim Shibata

Advancement Administrative Assistant

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