Connie Gillette is the Chief of the Office of Communications for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Connie has more than 25 years of experience in communications for the U.S. Government and private industry in the U.S., Asia, Europe and the Middle East. She has been with BOEM for more than eight years and leads a highly-skilled team of communication professionals located in the DC area as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Pacific and Alaska Regions. The Communications Team manages media relations, internal communications, the web and social media engagement and is responsible for developing and implementing the Bureau's outreach and communication strategies for a broad range of customers and stakeholders. Connie is a graduate of Morehead State University with two majors: Journalism (Public Relations and Advertising) and Radio and Television. She also studied International Relations at Troy State, Europe and Public Relations at the University of South Carolina.