Meet Our Staff

General Contacts

External Relations Staff

Heidi Zoerb, Associate Dean for External Relations and Advancement, oversees the college’s external relations efforts, leads the CALS communications team, works with the UW Foundation to advance the college’s development priorities, and advises the dean on matters related to the college’s public image and relationships with stakeholders.

(608) 262-4849 - heidi.zoerb@wisc.edu

 

News and media relations

26309281215_66358dcdf5_zNicole Miller, News Manager, writes news releases, magazine articles and other stories about the college. She’s in charge of distributing CALS news stories, as well as sharing faculty and staff news via the eCALS web page and e-newsletter. She also serves as the office’s primary media contact.

(608) 262-3636 - nicole.miller@wisc.edu

 

 

22827534239_72115fef30_kSevie Kenyon, Writer/Photographer/AV Producer, writes about college activities, focusing primarily on agriculture, and coordinates coverage of CALS in agricultural media. He is the college’s staff photographer and also produces podcasts and videos for CALS websites, events and presentations and other venues.

(608) 263-4781 - sevie.kenyon@wisc.edu

 

 

Caroline_squareCaroline Schneider, Writer/Editor, writes news releases, magazine articles and other stories about CALS. She also manages the college’s social media sites (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) and maintains news content on the main CALS web page and the CALS News web page.

(608) 262-3172 - caroline.schneider@wisc.edu

 

Publications

Joan Fischer, Publications Manager, serves as editor of Grow, the CALS alumni magazine, and manages and edits a variety of special projects, including development communications.

(608) 890-3912 - joan.fischer@wisc.edu

 

 

 

Diane Doering, Graphic Designer, designs Grow magazine and other CALS publications and identity materials, ranging from folders to banners to student recruiting brochures. She generally doesn’t take on projects for individual departments but is available for consultation.

(608) 262-1988 - diane.doering@wisc.edu

 

Development and stakeholder relations


Kara7Kara Luedtke, 
Development Specialist, works with the UW Foundation to advance the college’s development priorities and helps coordinate special events and other efforts to strengthen the college’s ties with alumni, stakeholders and the community.

(608) 890-2999 - kara.luedtke@wisc.edu

 

 

Meet Our Staff

Ben Vincent, Communications Specialist, supports the External Relations team with print and digital content production and event management.

(608) 263-3441 (608) 263-3441 - ben.vincent@wisc.edu

Administrative support

Rebecca Bock, University Services Associate, handles a variety of administrative support tasks, including purchasing, scheduling, contact management and supervising student workers.

(608) 262-1461 - rebecca.bock@wisc.edu

 

Development staff

 

AnnieAnnie Engebretson, Associate Vice President and Managing Director of Development at the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Annie oversees the college’s development team. She is the department liaison for Animal Science, Biological Systems Engineering, Genetics, and the Plant Sciences Building Projects. 608-308-5312, andrea.engebretson@supportuw.org

BarbBarb McCarthy, Senior Director of Development at the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Barb is the department liaison for Agronomy, Biochemistry, CDR/Dairy Plant, Entomology, Food Research Institute, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Nutritional Sciences, Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, and Plant Pathology. 608-308-5347,  barb.mccarthy@supportuw.org


MargaretMargaret McInnis
, Development Program Specialist at the University of Wisconsin Foundation. 608-308-5313, margaret.mcinnis@supportuw.org

 

 


Meet Our StaffBrooke Mulvaney
, Development Program Manager at the University of Wisconsin Foundation. 608-308-5330, brooke.mulvaney@supportuw.org

 

 

BarbAle Nicolet, Associate Director of Development at the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Ale is the development liaison for WALSAA and is works on behalf of the college to lead annual giving efforts.  608-308-5141, ale.nicolet@supportuw.org

 

 

JodiJodi Wickham, Senior Director of Development at the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Jodi is the department liaison for Agricultural and Applied Economics, Allen Centennial Garden, Bacteriology, Center for Integrated Ag Systems, Community and Environmental Sociology, Dairy Science, Farm and Industry Short Course, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Life Sciences Communication, WI School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers, and Soil Science. 608-308-5315, jodi.wickham@supportuw.org