Maureen Manier joined Agricultural Communications in 2016 as Department Head after serving as vice president of marketing and communications for Riley Children’s Foundation for eight years. During her tenure at Riley she led strategic communications efforts for numerous successful fundraising and awareness campaigns. She previously worked in management positions at Butler University, Southern Illinois University and Saint Mary’s College. Maureen earned her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Notre Dame and completed extensive graduate coursework in literature and communications at Brown University and Indiana University. She has written five chapters on Irish authors that have been included in anthologies used in high schools and universities.