About Bill Schmitt

Bill Schmitt is an experienced communications professional in higher education who combines an extensive journalism background and insights in public affairs, Catholic faith and mission, business, science, schools and media.

Contact me for collaborations and conversations. Find me at Linked In as Bill Schmitt, the multimedia communications consultant. Find my contact info, including websites there. Reach me at home office phone 574-232-6777, email billgerards@gmail.com, @wschmitt.

I build trust and comfort levels that bring out the best in people and teams amid challenges and rapid change. My instinct to listen and understand circumstances combines with my imagination and hopefulness to generate ideas and seize opportunities that advance organizational goals. My distinctive history of values-informed experience means you expect me to be resilient, compassionate, and trustworthy.

As a communications/media specialist, collaborating with the Institute for Educational Initiatives and the Alliance for Catholic Education in a range of strategic initiatives, I orchestrated day-to-day activities that helped give voice to the people and stories of these and other brands. My energetic writing for, use of, and story-pitching to an array of new and traditional media have built engagement with diverse audiences.

A natural talent for cultivating relationships with educators, media leaders, and policy experts–plus the genuine encounters I seek with people from all walks of life–reflect my zeal to affirm the best of my employers’ accomplishments. My employers have valued me as a servant-leader who integrates my career, vocations, avocations, and faith and reason with a contributory  sense of purpose.

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