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This profile was last updated on 12/26/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    District 106 Educational Foundation

Education

  • bachelor's degrees , journalism and speech communication
    Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
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Web References
Biography of Ray Valek | The Message Engineers
www.message-engineers.com, 26 Dec 2014 [cached]
Biography of Ray Valek
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Biography of Ray Valek
Ray Valek heads Valek & Company, Inc., a firm that provides a full range of marketing and communication services through a team of senior-level consultants, writers and designers. Valek's experience and expertise is centered primarily in healthcare and medicine; higher education; and science and technology.
Since starting his company in 2003, Ray Valek has worked with 15 professionals to provide "big agency" expertise at a lower cost structure and with stronger senior-level experience. Services have included annual reports, branding, communication strategy, design, internal communication, marketing communication and advertising, media planning, public relations, research, TV and multimedia production and Web development.
Also working as a writer, Ray has completed a range of editorial/Web content assignments including:
Ray Valek, ABC | Valek & Company Communications
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Ray Valek, ABC
Ray Valek has achieved distinction as a writer, media relations expert, strategist, creative director, and project manager. He has exceptional experience working with clients in the health & medicine, science & technology, and education industries. He is personally involved in each and every client engagement.
As the president of Valek and Company, Inc., Ray has successfully completed assignments for nearly 60 organizations. Prior to starting the company, Ray was a vice president at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. Before that, he was on the marketing and public relations staff of the University of Chicago Medical Center. His work there was recognized with six Gold Quill Awards from the International Association of Business Communicators. He recently contributed to a Gold Halo Award from the Cause Marketing Forum for his work with Horace Mann Educators Corporation and DonorsChoose.org.
Ray takes great pride in being a working writer, spending a healthy percentage of his time crafting words for clients. Excellent writing underpins all Valek & Co. services, which include editorial and feature writing, media relations, Web content and social media development, executive communication including speechwriting and scriptwriting, medical and scientific writing, advertising and collateral, e-communication, brand development, case studies, communication planning, and more. Depending on the size and nature of a project, Ray works on his own or with team members with expertise in areas including Web development, social media, media buying, graphic design, photography, training, and marketing research to produce communication programs that achieve outstanding business results.
Ray is an accredited business communicator (ABC), a proud member of the Max Achium ice hockey club, a graduate of The Second City's Beginning Program for improvisational comedy, and a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
About AEDs | Defibtech
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Please contact our media representative Ray Valek, 708-352-8695, ray@defibtech.com, if you intend to use any of these materials or if you need additional information.
Team | Valek & Company Communications
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For each client, the team is led by Ray Valek.
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