Teresa Paulsen

Chief Communication and Marketing Officer › University Communication

University of Nebraska-Lincoln • 201 ADMN • Lincoln NE, 68588-0419 • 402.472.2211 • teresa.paulsen@unl.edu

Teresa Paulsen

Teresa Paulsen, UNL's chief communication and marketing officer, previously served as vice president for communication and external relations at ConAgra Foods in Omaha.

At ConAgra, Paulsen oversaw all aspects of external and internal communication for the Fortune 200 company. She initiated the development and execution of the company’s first social media strategy and digital communication program, led a major rebranding effort and was the company’s top spokesperson and media-relations strategist.

Prior to her 12-year tenure with ConAgra, Paulsen worked with Corporate Express (now part of Staples), Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from UNL and a master’s degree in Communication from UNO.

The Nebraska Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America named her 2009 Public Relations Professional of the Year and she earned a 2008 University of Nebraska at Omaha Career Achievement Award.

Paulsen serves on the Board of Trustees for the National 4-H Council and the Omaha Community Playhouse Theater.


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