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Contact: Bob DeSando
For Release: May 30, 2000

Department of Education Names New Communications Director

Commissioner of Education David C. Hespe has named John W. Crosbie of Haddonfield the Director of Communications for the Department of Education.

"John brings to the department a wealth of knowledge and experience in communications, public affairs and government relations," Hespe said. "I believe he will greatly assist the department’s ongoing efforts to keep the public and the media informed about the many innovative programs that are helping to reshape public education for the better in New Jersey."

During his career, Crosbie has been a reporter and held senior level positions with the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and, most recently, the Cooper Health System. He is a graduate of Rutgers where he majored in English/Journalism.

Crosbie replaces Peter Peretzman who left the department to accept a position in the private sector.

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