Our Media Experts
Jenny Karl, MS, RD
Chief Executive Officer
Jenny Karl is CEO for the New England Dairy & Food Council and New England Dairy Promotion Board, which works on behalf of 1,200 dairy farm families in five New England states to increase dairy demand and sales and connect people to where their milk comes from.
Her training as a registered dietitian strongly influences her belief that dairy is one of nature’s most perfect foods and that eating well means choosing real, simple and wholesome foods. She is passionate about communicating science-based nutrition information to the public and enjoys working with and for dairy farmers and connecting people to where their food comes from.
Jenny is passionate about communicating science-based nutrition information to the public in user-friendly language and enjoys working with farmers and helping to connect people to where their food comes from.
A native of Illinois, Jenny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in food science and human nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science degree in nutrition communication from Tufts University, where she also completed her dietetic internship.
Michael A. DeAngelis, MS, MPH, RD
Vice President, Integrated Communications
Michael DeAngelis is the Vice President of Integrated Communications and a registered dietitian for New England Dairy Promotion Board. Michael brings more than 20 years of communications and public relations experience to guide and direct our consumer communications and marketing initiatives. He is focused on building trust in New England dairy, connecting the public to farmers, and encouraging people to drink and eat local, nutritious, and delicious dairy products.
Molly McKendry, MS, RD, LDN
Manager, Nutrition Communications
Molly McKendry is a registered dietitian and Manager of Nutrition Communications for New England Dairy & Food Council. She is responsible for providing communications and public relations support for Fuel Up to Play 60 and Health & Wellness teams in all communication channels related to school and health professional programming.
Senior Specialist, Consumer Marketing & Communications
Kiley Putnam is a Senior Communications Specialist concentrated in consumer marketing and communications for the New England Dairy Promotion Board. She comes from a broadcast journalism background and brings her journalism perspective to the world of integrated communications. Kiley enjoys telling the dairy farmer story, especially through video. She is a Connecticut native, an ice-cream fanatic, and loves all things dairy!
Kiley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from West Virginia University. Prior to working with New England Dairy, she was a reporter at WDTV 5 News/WVFX FOX 10 in Bridgeport, West Virginia. After spending some time in the newsroom, she returned to New England to further pursue her passion in multimedia and communications.
Manager, Farmer Relations
Laura brings over 10 years of public relations and marketing experience to her role as the Farmer Relations & Communications Manager for New England Dairy Promotion Board. Laura is a 7th generation Vermonter and has seen firsthand the positive impact dairy farms have on the health of our economy and our communities. Her grandparents and parents were raised on Vermont dairy farms, and her brother is the next generation to farm. She is proud that Vermont dairy farms are a big part of where she comes from and where she’s headed as she shares her love for all things dairy.
Public Relations & Communications Specialist
Rene is a public relations and communications specialist, which he brings six years of broadcast journalism experience to this position. Rene works to bridge the gap between dairy farmers and consumers by pitching relevant stories to the local media. He is a lifelong Vermonter who’s passionate about showcasing the hard work and dedication of the state’s dairy professionals. From a cool glass of chocolate milk to a maple creemee, Rene loves all things dairy.