Becky McKendry

Becky McKendry

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MSU Extension Health and Nutrition Communications Manager
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture

Phone:
517-884-7390

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As communications manager, Becky's mission is to highlight the extraordinary impact that Michigan State University Extension has on Michigan residents, with a special focus on the organization's health and nutrition efforts.

Among other responsibilities, Becky provides strategic marketing and communications counsel to health and nutrition programming leadership; writes and edits a variety of content; manages digital and print communication and marketing needs for projects and initiatives; serves as MSU Extension's media relations manager, connecting experts across the state to reporters and press contacts; delivers writing and communications professional development workshops to health and nutrition staff; promotes and rolls out programs and events; helps educators tailor their content to maximize audience impact; produced the Partnerships and Peninsulas podcast; and more.

Before joining the MSU Extension communications team in summer 2019, Becky served for five years as senior editor at Public Sector Consultants (PSC), a public policy research firm in Lansing, Michigan. At PSC, she supervised and directed an editorial department; worked on major marketing and communications initiatives; translated highly technical content into digestible, engaging marketing pieces; and developed content for and edited high-level research for nonprofit, governmental and corporate clients. Prior to that, Becky spent several years as a journalist and news editor. She has also run her own editorial and communications business for 15 years — working with clients such as McGraw-Hill Education and SchoolStatus.

A proud Spartan, Becky holds a bachelor's in journalism with a concentration in editorial reporting from Michigan State University, along with multiple professional certificates for editing and public relations.