Director of Communications and Public Relations
Hayes plays a key role in strategic communication of the institute’s mission. She develops, implements, and leads its internal and external communications, enhancing its reputation both domestically and internationally. Hayes also manages the coordination, program planning, administration, and logistics necessary to execute the annual Water for Food Global Conference and other DWFI-sponsored symposia.
Hayes is a native Nebraskan. She holds an interdisciplinary master’s degree in marketing, communications & advertising and a bachelor of journalism degree, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Hayes also serves on the board of directors for the University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union.