Judy Stokes Weber

Judy Stokes Weber is an experienced agency executive specializing in communications. She worked for 10 years with the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation and 20 years with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department as a public involvement expert and agency spokesperson and the public affairs administrator. 

Stokes is widely experienced managing crisis communications, agency communication and education programming, teaching leadership, public involvement for policy making, change management, strategic planning, relationship building through communication, and research. Judy has earned accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America—a mark of distinction for public relations professionals who are selected based on their broad knowledge, strategic perspective, and sound professional judgment and for demonstrating commitment to the Society’s ideals of professionalism and ethical practice. 

She has a successful track record in controversial local and national issues laying the communications groundwork for successful conservation programs. Her skill has been recognized regionally when she received the New England Conservation Information and Education Association Communicator of the Year designation and the Russell B. Tobey Career Service Award, among others. She has received regional and national recognition for her work in building outreach and education programs for controversial furbearer management, federal aid outreach, and conservation education. She has experience as a consultant to conservation-related organizations and teaches in a national leadership program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

Judy’s approach to resource management involves a focus on building and maintaining relationships through communication and meeting management to prevent conflict and when necessary resolve conflicts among user groups and between the agency and stakeholders. She has practical experience designing public involvement efforts and facilitating stakeholder-government communication. She inspires and leads people in supervisory, team, and collegial relationships and is expert at helping organizations and stakeholders work together. 

Partnering with non-profits, government agencies, and corporations marks her work practice where Judy acts as a knowledgeable but neutral party who provides the environment where organizations and stakeholders can build mutual understanding and agreement about management targets and policy, build trust, and build the credibility of employees and programs.