Tobie Blanchard is the assistant director of communications for the LSU AgCenter and communications coordinator for the LSU College of Agriculture. She has spent the past 15 years capturing words, sounds and images that tell the story of agricultural research, extension and teaching in Louisiana.
For those same 15 years, Blanchard has been an active member of ACE. She is currently co-chairing the ACE 2017 conference committee, which will be held in her home state of Louisiana. She was in the first cohort of the ACE Leadership Institute and has served on the organization’s Professional Development Committee, the Web Development and Management Committee and the ACE Leadership Institute Management and Evaluation Team. She has been recognized numerous times for her work by the ACE Critique and Awards program including an Outstanding Professional Skill award.
Prior to joining the LSU AgCenter’s communications team, she worked in television news as a producer, reporter and anchor. She is a mom of three and enjoys capturing her children’s words, sounds and images, too.