Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications

Berkeley Lab’s Strategic Communications team shares the Lab’s stories and helps build an engaged and inclusive employee community.

News Media: Reach us at [email protected]After-hours news media line: 510-220-8529.

Department Leadership

John German
Chief Communications Officer
[email protected]
Mobile: 510-697-7918

Dan Krotz
Deputy Communications Officer & Manager for Science & External Communications
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Office: 510-486-4019
Mobile: 510-220-8529
Beats: Science & External Communications, Computing Sciences



Dianne Wentworth 
Manager for Employee & Emergency Communications
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Office: 510-486-4014
Mobile: 925-285-4911



Alice Muller
Department Administrator
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Office: 510-486-6682
Mobile: 510-290-1085



Special Projects

Laurel Kellner
Strategic Communications Projects Lead
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Office: 510-486-5375
Mobile: 510-590-8034
Beats: Project lead for web redesign, special communications project



News Media

Matt Nerzig
Media Relations Lead
[email protected]
Mobile: 510-541-7531




Social Media

Kelly Owen
Social Media Lead
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Office: 510-486-6249




Digital & Multimedia Communications

Jenny Nuss
Digital, Online & Multimedia Specialist
[email protected]
Office: 319-826-8673



Marilyn Sargent
Videography, Photography & Multimedia Specialist
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Office: 510-486-5731



Soomin Suh
Production Coordinator
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Mobile: 510-637-8572




Science Writing & Communications

Theresa Duque
Science Communications & Media Relations Specialist
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Office: 510-495-2418



Aliyah Kovner
Science Communications & Media Relations Specialist, Podcast Producer
[email protected]
Office: 510-486-6601




Employee & Emergency Communications

Ruby Barcklay
Research Communications Specialist
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Office: 510-365-5751
Beats: Research, Intellectual Property Office



Suzanne Budd
Employee Communications Specialist
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Office: 510-486-4628
Beats: Elements editor, Facilities, and Project Modernization



Katie Carney
Executive Communications Specialist
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Mobile: 510-701-9890



Mark Lawton
Editor, Elements
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Mobile: 925-285-4911



Will Plasencia
Employee & Emergency Communications Specialist
[email protected]
Mobile: 510-549-6394
Beats: Security and Emergency Services
Environment, Health and Safety 


Tiffany Win
Employee Communications Specialist
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Office: 510-486-5459
Beats: Human Resources, Employee Engagement