We are extremely excited to announce that the first two members of NC State's first Department of Web Communications have joined our Public Affairs team. As discussed previously, the team will be integrated with the News Services and Creative Services team and will include a director, web content manager, designer and developer. Our only regret is that these folks will be joining us after the August 15 launch. How's that for planning?
Tim Jones will join NC State at the Director of Web Communications after nearly six years at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., a city known best for its endless supply of tri-cornered hats and miles of pancake houses. There he worked in University Relations as a writer, editor, photographer, news marketer, occasional producer, Webmaster, and most recently as the director of Web communications. Tim has spent the past year helping engineer and launch the university-wide Web redesign project now under way at William & Mary. Prior to entering the glorious world of Higher Education, but after abandoning his dream of becoming a commercial brewmaster, Tim worked as a reporter for a small southeastern Virginia newspaper.
Tim is married to his college sweetheart, Verena. The couple’s 16-month-old daughter, Maia, loves being outside, even in sweltering heat and suffocating humidity. When inside, she enjoys not sleeping and stealing her daddy’s iPod.
Dave Pond comes to NC State with a wealth of Web, magazine and newspaper writing and editing experience. Dave will hold down the Web writer position. Most recently, Dave was the Web producer and team writer for CarolinaHurricanes.com during the team's run to the Stanley Cup championship (and has the ring to prove it). He's also served as a communications specialist for Wake County government, has written for a number of regional and national publications on a freelance basis and is a past North Carolina Press Association award-winning reporter. Dave is married and lives in Clayton with his wife Heather - whom he somehow talked into marrying him - their daughter Mallory (3) and their dog, Boz.
We hope we'll announce the rest of our new team shortly.