Deanne Winslett

Deanne Winslett
Communications and Transition Manager
University of Maryland

Deanne Winslett is the Communications and Transition Manager at START. She designs and implements strategies for communicating about START research, education, and training to a variety of audiences. Before joining START, Deanne worked in journalism and higher education marketing. She earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice and an M.S. Emergency Management.


  • The University of Alabama, B.A., Criminal Justice, 2019
  • Jacksonville State University, M.S., Emergency Management, 2021
  • James E. Jacobson Award for Management, The University of Alabama Media Planning Board, 2015
  • Speaker, Alabama Scholastic Press Association State Convention, 2017
  • Speaker, National College Media Convention, 2014
  • Speaker, Multicultural Journalism Program, 2014
Professional Experience:
  • Communications and Transition Manager, START, 2022–Present
  • Marketing Content Coordinator, The University of Alabama, 2021–2022
  • Marketing Content Editor, The University of Alabama, 2020–2021
  • Associate Editor, Randall-Reilly, 2015–2020