College of Law Communications Staff
Director of Communications and Marketing
Lisa Diliberto is the director of communications and marketing at the Stetson University College of Law. The office is the primary source of information about the university's extraordinary legal education and the dynamic achievements of faculty, students and alumni.
For the past 25 years, Diliberto has held senior leadership roles in global brand marketing for two Fortune 500 companies including Hertz Corporation and Sony Electronics where she led strategic planning, brand communications and creative development.
While at Hertz, Diliberto was responsible for enhancing existing brands and launching new brands using both traditional and digital vehicles. She was also responsible for corporate sponsorships and appointed partners including Wimbledon, Disney and AAA. During her tenure, Diliberto earned Woman of the Year from Travel Agent Magazine’s annual 100 list of the most influential women in the travel industry.
Diliberto earned her Bachelor of Science in marketing from St. Thomas Aquinas College in New York. Originally from Bergen County, New Jersey, she has spent three years in Florida and now calls it home.
Assistant Director of Media Relations
Brandi Palmer has worked in external communications at Stetson University for nine years. She focuses on designing and implementing communications strategies to improve public perceptions of the university. Palmer produces compelling multimedia stories about the people, programs and innovations that illustrate the university's identity, targeting national audiences through traditional and social media.
Palmer was quoted in an article about building university reputation by leveraging faculty experts in University Business magazine. She has offered advice as a ProfNet expert on achieving better media exposure for PR Newswire's "Beyond PR" blog. Palmer’s innovative Journalist's Guide to Legal Experts, a reporter resource developed to enhance Stetson University's reputation among national audiences, received a CASE award shortly after its launch in 2009. Palmer has two graduate degrees, an M.A. in journalism from the University of South Florida and an M.A. in arts administration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her most recent graduate research focused on creating a method that nonprofit leaders can use to gauge the influence of the media on public perceptions of institutional value. She received her undergraduate degree in visual art from Eckerd College.
Assistant Director of Web Content
Brian Vandervliet is responsible for editing and managing content on the Stetson University College of Law's website and intranet portal. He actively works to develop and implement new strategies to more effectively communicate with key audiences both on and off-campus. In addition to his online work, he also writes, photographs, shoots video and edits content for print publications and multimedia.
After graduating with a news journalism degree from the University of Kansas, Vandervliet worked for several years as an award-winning journalist in North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina. He has worked in higher education as a web editor and content manager for more than seven years, and he appreciates being within an academic environment and enjoys helping to improve our campus communities.
Manager of Marketing and Social Media
Laura Cheek serves as the publications and marketing coordinator for the Stetson University College of Law. In this position, she is responsible for all marketing and advertising efforts related to conferences, seminars and webinars including creation and design of brochures, flyers, postcards, invitations and email marketing. She also supports the communications office production by producing a variety of brochures, print and online advertising, invitations and event programs.
Cheek previously worked as a marketing coordinator for the largest performing arts complex south of the Kennedy Center— the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, where she assisted in launching the Next Generation Ballet Company, was responsible for all social media communications, as well as creating marketing campaigns for the Center's performing arts school, the Patel Conservatory. She also worked for the Tampa Bay Times Forum, ranked one of the Top Ten Best Entertainment venues by Billboard Magazine. As a client services event coordinator for the Forum, she developed, created and managed over 150 special events including all Tampa Bay Lightning home games, the 2008 NCAA Women’s Final Four, the 2009 SEC Basketball Tournament and the 2009 Super Bowl. A Florida native, Cheek holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of West Florida.
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