Member Profile: Mary Jane Winquest

Mary Jane Winquest
Mary Jane Winquest

IABC: Who is your current employer?
NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations
IABC: What is your job title and what do you do?
Communications Manager. Handle advertising, media relations, publications, digital PR and internal communications.
IABC: Why did you join IABC?
To get to know other professionals in Lincoln and learn from our programs.
IABC: What area of communication are you most passionate about and why?
I value the research and strategy that sets the stage for good communications. Helping to meet a need while reinforcing our brand promise is satisfying. We also really like to meet our stakeholders around the state, they keep us grounded and help us know how we can make a difference with our news, sports, television and radio programs. They also give us great ideas!
IABC: In what areas of communication do you have experience?
Consumer research, campaign strategy, brand management, writing, editing, publications, advertising, events, social media – the whole gamut of effective communications.
IABC: What do you like to do for fun?
I love to be outside walking, biking, skiing, kayaking and hanging with friends and pets!
IABC: Tell us about your family.
I am the youngest of three girls and I came back to Lincoln from Colorado to help my elderly parents. I don’t have kids, but I’m a fun aunt!
IABC: How long have you lived in the Lincoln area?
I’m from Holdrege and graduated from UNL, but spent most of my career in Denver. I’ve been back in Lincoln for five years now and love it!