Kim Morreale, founder of Morreale Communications, joins us February 20th to provide her unique perspective on the impact of communications on policy, and address where we as communicators go from here. A former reporter and anchor for NBC-5 Chicago and CLTV News in Chicago and CBS News in Rockford, Kim founded Morreale Communications in 2006, blending her unique background in journalism and government to develop communications techniques that shape public policy, build consensus and educate the public. Kim has extensive experience in media relations, legislative outreach, public involvement, grassroots organizing, coalition building and event management. With a forward-thinking approach, Kim has led her firm to be recognized for national and international awards in setting the standard for excellence in communications.
Morreale Communications is a Chicago-based award-winning firm that utilizes a forward-thinking and innovative approach to deliver impactful communications techniques that garner the attention of opinion leaders and shape public policy. Whether it’s infrastructure, healthcare or disability advocacy, our strategic, thoughtful and tactical approach has been successfully applied to diverse industries in the public and private sectors. It is a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Female Business Enterprise (FBE) and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).
Prior to starting her own business, Kim was the Director of External Affairs at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) where she spearheaded a statewide effort to engage state and local lawmakers on key transportation and public safety initiatives while involving stakeholders and members of the public in the development process of infrastructure improvements. As the agency spokesperson, Kim was responsible for managing the public relations for the Dan Ryan, Kingery, I-74 and Mississippi River Bridge projects. She worked with the FHWA on raising awareness of the department’s public safety campaigns and led the charge in a progressive program to identify and build stakeholder groups to include them in the process of highway planning and construction. Kim has experience working with INDOT, MODOT and local transportation agencies throughout Illinois. She has worked with the Governor’s Office on special projects related to media relations and special events, community involvement, outreach to faith-based groups and developing a statewide plan for engaging targeted constituent groups.
Kim is a distinguished recipient of the German Marshall Fellowship Award where she was one of 14-emerging leaders selected to represent the United States to build alliances and improve relations between the European Union and the U.S. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two children.
Nonna Silvia’s Trattoria
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
Networking 6 pm
Dinner & Program 6:30 pm