Communication Studies Alumni Panels Spring 2019

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Date(s) - March 5, 2019 - March 6, 2019
12:00 am

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What can you do with a communication studies degree? Attend the alumni career panels on March 5 or 6 to hear from CSU graduates!

March 5, 11 a.m., LSC 312

March 6, 10 a.m., LSC 372 – 274


Dates, Times, Locations, and Panelists:

March 5, 11 a.m., LSC 312 

Christine M. Cecilione (‘07) 

Colorado mountain girl at heart with a love for fitness and animals, Christine enjoys various physical pursuits, including competing as a professional bodybuilder. She is currently working on a self-help book to assist first-time competitors with the struggles of dieting and competing by providing tips and tricks on becoming an IFBB Figure Pro. Additionally, Christine started her career in the oil and gas industry with Noble Energy, Inc. in which she gained invaluable experience as a Lease Records Analyst. The skills acquired transcend across her seven-year career in the industry. She now works for PDC Energy, Inc. as a Land Technician for the Permian basin located in Texas. Christine received her B.A. in Communication Studies from Colorado State University and her Master’s in Social Sciences from the University of Colorado at Denver. However, she is a CSU Ram to the core. GO RAMS! 

Braden Dick (‘05) 

Braden Dick is the founder of Global Meeting Technologies, a creative agency providing audio visual production services for special events worldwide. GMT helps clients create remarkable experiences that meet the demands of global businesses and international attendees. To date GMT has produced events in more than 30 different languages across 6 continents for mostly Fortune 500 companies. He is also the Co-founder of Mile High 100, a charitable giving initiative committed to supporting Colorado nonprofit organizations. Since 2017 the members of Mile High 100 have collectively donated in excess of $50,000 to local charities. Braden is a food, wine and music enthusiast. He is also a frequent-flier program expert. 

Jill Manser (‘89) 

Colorado State University, Speech Communications, Class of 1989 

Jill has been crafting copy and forging new ways to connect brands with customers for over 25 years. She started out on the account side for Young & Rubicam and a national video production company, then quickly landed on the creative side where she could exercise her writing chops. She spent over a decade focused on building marketing campaigns, loyalty programs and communications for many national brands including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, STARZ Encore, DICK’s Sporting Goods, Helzberg Diamonds, Express, IBM and Pier One Imports. For the last four years, Jill has been a creative copywriter and content strategist for global medical device company, Terumo BCT, where she has enjoyed the challenge of writing for a completely new industry and set of audiences. From traditional print to broadcast media, billboards, virtual reality, social media and blogs, she has written just about every type of content you can imagine. Jill is a Colorado native and spends her spare time producing and directing community theater, and hanging out with her husband, two daughters and Irish wolfhound, Finnegan. 

March 6, 10 a.m., LSC 372 – 274 

Brooklyvon Descheny (’16) 

Brooklyvon Descheny is the Office Services Assistant/Receptionist at the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). She identifies as a Diné/Navajo woman; her pronouns are she, her, hers. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies with a Minor in Spanish in May 2016. She is also in the process of building her business with dōTERRA, whose mission is to share CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils with the world. Along with this, she plans to participate in doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation® projects, which include building construction and repairs such as homes, hospitals and schools where needed around the world. 

Lance Moorman (’08) 

Lance is a Broadcaster – turned – Petroleum Landman and Private Investor passionate about his local community and financial literacy education. 

Prior to working in the oil and gas industry, Lance enjoyed a brief career in radio and television, broadcasting local and national sporting events. As a Landman, he is responsible for acquiring property necessary for energy development, while working with communities to thoughtfully plan projects and minimize impacts using best-in-class technologies. As an investor, he focuses on macroeconomic and momentum-based intermediate-term security trading. 

Lance holds a degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Business Administration from Colorado State University and currently lives in South Denver with his wife Elle and young daughter Sloane. 

Annamarie Mann (’02; ’04) 

Annamarie Mann is an experienced leader and independent consultant focused on workplace and human development. She partners with individuals, teams, and organizations to optimize their purpose and potential through collaborative partnerships with peer advisors, consultants, coaches, and thought leaders. Their collective goal is to challenge current approaches to work and life and to create the conditions necessary for people to thrive, leaders to lead, and organizations to succeed in the face of disruptive change. Throughout her career, Annamarie has worked in and with a number of industries including the financial, retail, telecommunications, consulting, and education industry. Most recently, she worked at Gallup. During her eight years with Gallup, she was a Workplace Consultant, the Employee Engagement & Wellbeing Practice Manager, and the Workplace Analytics Practice Manager. In her roles, she partnered with social scientists, clients, cross-functional leaders and senior consultants to develop innovative strategies, insights, and products. Annamarie received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication Studies from Colorado State University with an emphasis in relational and organizational communication. Annamarie has two active sons, a husband in the Air Force, and a paraplegic dog who was named Omaha Herald’s 2017 Pet of the Year.