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Kami Spangenberg

expertise

About the many hats I wear as a strategic communicator

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recognition

2015 IABC Gold Quill Award winner

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2012 Gold Quill Award

2012 IABC Gold Quill Award winner

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2012 Gold Quill Award

motto-press on!

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are all powerful.

strategic communicator

  • I am a senior-level corporate communications professional with a passion for creating integrated strategic communications that enhance a company’s reputation and convey a clear corporate vision to stakeholders. I am skilled at creating communications that tell company ‎stories, build brands, bolster sales, motivate employees, and inspire leaders.

  • An experienced leader accustomed to working in matrix organizations, I have the ability to manage plans, people, and budgets to create dynamic communications programs, and I have the drive to make sure they produce results.

  • I have significant experience in brand strategy, advertising, content strategy and creative direction, investor relations, global media relations, and internal and executive communications. ‎I am an expert in crisis communications and change communications, with proven competence in enterprise risk management.

highlighted skills

  • Strategic planning for integrated global communications
  • Brand stewardship and corporate reputation management
  • Investor relations, crisis communications, and global business continuity planning
  • Executive and internal communications for a multi-cultural, worldwide employee base
  • Change communications ranging from business practices to merger integration
  • Global media relations management and social media program design and governance
  • Content strategy and creative direction
  • Thought leadership publishing and promotional campaign design
  • Conference and event planning
  • Corporate social responsibility program design and implementation
  • Business process improvement and communications program measurement
  • Project management in fast-paced, matrix environments

recommendations

What others say about working with me...more click here

“Kami is among the most capable corporate communications and marketing professionals with whom I have ever worked. She is a smart, confident leader who combines creativity, intellect, discipline and personality in the right amounts at the right times to get the most from her team. She is a polished executive who is cool under pressure, has a great sense of humor, and is equally comfortable giving board room presentations or leading small working groups with her sleeves rolled up. What I admire most about Kami is the strategic approach she brings to each issue – whether the career development of a team member, a sensitive management initiative, or a complex communication campaign. She is a rare combination of leader and manager, who creatively develops best practices and then effectively gets them to scale.”

-Patrick Gibbons, Executive Director of Academic Communications, University of Notre Dame

“Kami is one of the best managers I have had the opportunity to work for in my career. She is knowledgeable, dedicated and extremely organized. She has the uncanny ability to bring out the best in people, all the while motivating them to work on areas where they are not as strong or comfortable. She empowers and supports her team to lead projects and make business decisions, while taking the time to understand and communicate upper management’s goals and objectives. Most importantly, Kami takes the responsibility of a manager with direct reports very seriously. She is proactive in conducting regular employee reviews – providing constructive feedback, and setting clear and realistic objectives. She encourages and helps her team to think outside of the box. And she ensures they have tools to continue to grow and broaden their knowledge and expertise. Even though I did not work out of the same office as Kami, I always felt like I was in the loop and part of the team. I truly enjoyed working with Kami. Her ability to lead and motivate others and to make sound decisions will be definite assets to any company.”

-Isabelle Richards, Webmaster, Harris Stratex Networks