About Lanman Communications
Sandra Lanman is a New Jersey-based, award-winning writer and public relations professional who makes her extensive experience, skills, and connections work for her clients and organizations. She established Lanman Communications LLC in 2011 and is committed to serving clients whose work has a positive impact in their communities and beyond.
During her career, she has coordinated the promotion of numerous major events, including the historic visit of the Dalai Lama to Rutgers University, the New Jersey Theater Jubilee, and National Moth Week, a global citizen science project. She has helped large and small organizations launch significant initiatives, promoted nationally televised documentaries, and led many public relations campaigns in the arts and higher education.
She lectures on professional public relations skills, including writing, communication planning and media relations. Lanman also does presentations on genealogy for beginners.
Sandy began her career as a staff writer for The Home News, where she won awards for her coverage of health and medical topics, human interest stories, and opinion writing. She has been a public relations professional for more than 20 years, working in the arts, healthcare, higher education and public broadcasting. As publicity manager for Crossroads Theatre Company, one of the nation's premiere black theater companies, she promoted its productions at the Kennedy Center, Ford's Theater, and the National Black Arts Festival. Sandy also served as communications director for New Jersey Network and director of media relations for Rutgers University.
Past and present clients include the Gardner Documentary Group, New Jersey Municipal Management Association, the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, author/speaker Stuart Diamond (Getting More), N.J. State Council on the Arts, New Brunswick Cultural Center, St. Peter's Medical Center, and performing artists Sandra Reaves Phillips and Chic Streetman. She has written articles for New Jersey Monthly and other publications.
Sandy has won awards for her writing and public relations campaigns from the New Jersey and National Federation of Press Women, Sigma Delta Chi/Society of Professional Journalists, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey, the N.J. State Nurses Association, and the N.J. Developmental Disabilities Council.
As a volunteer, Sandy serves on the board of Elijah’s Promise and the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission. In her community, she produced and hosted a monthly cable television program and led a successful effort to establish school-age child care.
She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Douglass College/Rutgers University and a master's in communication and information studies from Rutgers' School of Communication & Information.
Sandy enjoys hiking the National Parks and photographing landscapes and wildlife. All of the scenic photos on this website were taken by Sandy.
Top photo: Flagstaff, AZ