Kimberly Wilke

Freelance Speech Writer & Newsletter Writer

Location:Madison, Wisconsin, United States
2 Skills
Professional Strengths:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organizational and project management skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and all Mac equivalents
• Proficient in Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop
• Ability to work in a cooperative team environment
• Knowledge of marketing, public relations, and social media

Work Experience

AgrAbility of Wisconsin
Outreach Assistant October 2010-present
-Designed and coordinated displays for client outreach events such as trade shows, technology fairs, and professional networking events
-Wrote and edited quarterly Plowing Ahead newsletter for distribution to 2000+ clients while gaining proficiency in Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop
-Oversaw various outreach projects such as social media implementation and materials redesign
-Coordinated council and advisory meetings
-Made recommendations to increase the efficacy of outreach efforts

State of Wisconsin-Department of Administration January 2010-April 2011
-Provided thorough and historically-accurate presentations to groups ranging from two to sixty-five
-Conducted independent research regarding the history and construction of the Wisconsin State Capitol
-Assisted with data base and basic office functions
-Acted as a Wisconsin Ambassador to visitors from around the globe

Insomnia Cookies October 2008-April 2009
Cashier/Marketing Assistant
-Coordinated and delegated in-house and delivery orders
-Implemented marketing techniques and promotions across University of Wisconsin campus
-Assisted with Bookkeeping efforts


University of Wisconsin-Madison August 2010
B.A. -English Literature
B.A. -Theatre and Drama

Extracurricular Activities

Collegiate Forensics League of UW 2006-2010
-Researched and wrote speeches on a variety of topics to performed in regional and national competitions
-Organized regional speech competitions for university students

PEOPLE Program Summer 2008-Summer 2009
Fine Arts Teacher
-Organized a speech/communications curriculum for upcoming 8th and 9th grade students
-Taught speech and debate events to students from a diverse, low-income background