Dep’t of Agriculture Adds Two Communications Staff, Strengthening All-Female Team
Two new communications staff will join the ranks of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, further strengthening the ranks of the department’s all-female communications team.
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki fried appointed Sabine Convo Monday as Director of Hispanic Media and Kassandra Curiel as responsible for social networks.
The pair will serve alongside the Director of Strategic Communications Erin Moffet and deputy director of communication Caroline Stonecipher.
“I am delighted to welcome Sabina and Kassandra to the all-female communications team of FDACS,” said the Agriculture Commissioner. Nikki Fried said. “Their considerable experience and knowledge will be a tremendous asset to our department as we work to fulfill our mission of promoting our $ 149.5 billion farming community, protecting Florida consumers, advocating for efficiency. energy and cleaner water, ensuring children are fed at school and working. to improve the daily life of Floridians.
Covo replaces Maca Casada, who left the department to join the Democratic National Committee as director of the Hispanic media.
Award-winning journalist, Covo has a diverse media portfolio that includes 14 years as a Sunday columnist for El Nuevo Herald and several appearances on Spanish networks such as CNN Espanol and NTN 24.
The Florida International University graduate has also served as a political news anchor for the Mega TV / Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc television network and a radio news anchor for the syndicated Gen Media radio network.
Curiel, meanwhile, joined FDACS after being an associate in the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Florida State University. She will oversee the department’s digital, video and social media content.
Of Cuban-American origin, Curiel holds a BA in English with a minor in Political Science from Florida State University. Previously, she was a writer for Her Campus and a member of the editorial team for a literary magazine at Florida State University.
The Communications Office informs the media and the public about the programs and policies of the $ 1.7 billion state agency.
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