Lecture Series Features Top Communicators

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The Communication Arts Department launched a new lecture series this month called “Communication Works.” Put together by faculty member Raquel Perez, the series is designed to showcase leaders working in communication fields and the role of communication and communication careers in the current global economy.

On October 10th, a large crowd of students gathered to hear Alejandro M. Aristizabal, an FIU alumnus and the Felony Operations Supervisor of the 11th Judicial Circuit Criminal Mental Health Project, Jail Diversion Program in Miami-Dade County. Aristizabal shared how his communication skills and business acumen led to his work in the criminal justice system, where he assists over 400 program participants a year.

On October 27th at 10am in the MARC Pavilion, the series will continue with Anabel Llopis, the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for the Adventure Mall. Llopis puts her FIU degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing and 20 years of communication expertise to work managing local, national and international marketing, tourism, advertising, events, and tenant-, community- and public relations for the 2.7 million square foot center.

On November 6 at 11am in WC 130 , students will hear from Dr. Johnny Boan, the Vice President of Marketing for KEMET, an electronics components company, where he has held positions in Operations, Quality, Product Management, Acquisitions, integration, Sales and Marketing, since he began with the company in 1980.

The series is the first of its kind for the Communication Arts Department and will continue in January. For more information, contact Raquel Perez at RaqPerez@fiu.edu

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