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Pete Wiltjer
President

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As president and founder of PWMG, Pete Wiltjer loves the opportunity to share the knowledge and experience of his 15+ years in public relations, journalism, event management, direct marketing and interactive marketing. Pete has managed programs for a variety of professional services and technology industry organizations, ranging from start-ups to billion-dollar conglomerates, and he has extensive experience promoting not-for-profit technology user groups.

Most recently, Pete served as Managing Partner for the Bradley Wiltjer Marketing Group, a B2B marketing firm, and held that position for five years.

Before co-founding the Bradley Wiltjer Marketing Group, Pete spent five years as a key member of the B2B practice at the Ruder-Finn Group, one of the world’s largest independent public relations agencies. He has also managed marketing and communications for PLATINUM technology’s Global Consulting Organization and a variety of not-for-profit technology industry associations on behalf of the association management firm SmithBucklin.

Throughout his career, Pete has provided award winning services to his clients, and his work has been recognized with a Silver Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago, three League of American Communications Professionals awards, a Business Marketing Association Tower Award and many internal awards from employers for achievement and excellence.

He began his career as a daily newspaper reporter covering local and state government for papers in Rensselaer and Valparaiso Indiana while also serving as a part-time, on-air contributor to a weekly panel news program for WYIN TV. Wiltjer earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications and Political Science from Valparaiso University.

Wiltjer lives in Aurora with his wife, two children and his dog Rensselaer.

 


Tressa Foster
Graphic Designer

Tressa Foster has worked with PWMG since 2005. Through her company Fresh Concepts, she has helped PWMG develop a variety of marketing and sales collateral, ranging from company logos and brochures to postcards, catalogs and a multitude of web-based designs.

She keeps her skills sharp through her active involvement in The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and through continuing education classes from Adobe and Dynamic Graphics Training. A graduate of the Illinois Institute of Art, Tressa is a real creative asset to PWMG and its clients.


Mary Kay Mangiarelli
Account Executive

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Mary Kay Mangiarelli is an award-winning public relations professional. Her expertise includes healthcare, hospitality, non-profits, manufacturing and municipalities. As a spokesperson for Hyatt Hotels, Mary Kay enhanced the brand’s image among travel writers and industry professionals as well as boosting its restaurants. She orchestrated key special events and internal communications for the nation’s largest heavy truck manufacturer, Freightliner. She also represented the city of Atlanta at the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.

Mary Kay holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia. She lives in Aurora, IL with her husband, two active boys and a maniacal goldendoodle named Ellie.

 


Curt Vance
Web Developer

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Curt Vance an accomplished interactive professional, providing a wide array of services including application development, design, internet optimization and hosting. His company, CurTech Pro, is known for its strategic, creative and technical expertise required to offer a solution designed to drive business and market organizations.

Curt has provided IT services for companies such as BPS, Ulysses Learning, Aztec Locknut and Equifax. Curt earned his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from DeVry University. He lives in Aurora, Illinois with his wife and two children, and is an avid music fan.

 


 

 

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