Elizabeth Tomev has joined the Wisconsin Department of Public Instructions Library Services Team. Tomev worked as the Director of Communications for former State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor’s administration coordinating the agency’s comprehensive communications plan, and in tandem with other DPI cabinet members, orchestrated the agency’s statewide crisis communication responses. In addition, she led the Education Information Services team awarded the National Association of Government Communicators Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award for redesigning the agency’s educator licensing website. Tomev’s new role has her developing and executing the Library Services Team’s strategic communication plan, while working with stakeholders to highlight the amazing work being done at libraries across Wisconsin.
Tomev came to the DPI from Illinois where she worked as the Acting Director of Communications for the Governor of Illinois. Before being called to the Governor’s Office, she ran her own P.R./Public Affairs firm supporting communication needs for organizations of all sizes up to Fortune 100 companies, including Coca-Cola and Altria. Tomev began her career in television news as a producer and video editor for WCIA, WNIT, and WNDU and as Executive Producer in the #3 market in the nation, FOX News Chicago.
Tomev has a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. She is married with two daughters who love to go to the library with their mom.
Posted by Ben Miller
Library Services Team