Jill H. Wolfe
Jill H. Wolfe
Jill H. Wolfe
A skilled and compassionate business professional with 20+ years’ experience in the private sector, academia, and U.S. military. Experienced in communicating messaging to the public, to groups, and organizations. Empathetic listener with strong negotiation skills. Culturally sensitive and skilled at organizing people, information, and events. Enjoys working with the public and diverse populations, with excellent interpersonal and analytical skills. Increases community awareness of women veterans’ issues by communicating to clients, the media, vendors, and community partners including social media and online publications. Thrives on innovative ideas and projects. Strong ability to grasp new ideas and integrate them into desired results. Proven record of forging strong, cross-functional team relationships. A genuine desire to achieve, excel and evolve.
GVSU Military & Veteran Resource Manager July 2020-Present Responsible for the overall management and operation of the office of Military & Veteran Resources. Facilitator/Mentor, Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur Lab, GVSU 2016-Present Helps military-connected people build entrepreneurial skills, knowledge, and funding opportunities. Adjunct Professor of Public Relations, GVSU 2016-Present An engaging, compassionate, and knowledgeable instructor who leverages her “real world” business experience to mentor and advocate for students. Public Affairs Officer, US Army, San Antonio, Texas – 1995-1996 Provided strategic communications support to the U.S. Army and Air Force through strategic planning and analysis. Manager, Flight Operations, US Army, Camp Humphreys, Korea – 1996-1998 Scheduled and dispatched tactical aircraft mission details. Senior Sales Writer, Priority Health, 2009-2013 Responsible for writing, developing, managing, editing, and producing corporate sales proposals and other communications. Haworth, Holland, Michigan Sales Communications Writer 2007-2009 Team leader responsible for developing Request for Proposal (RFP) responses that conveyed a unique sales strategy. Member Communications Administrator 2006-2007 Responsible for both internal and external public relations activities, including administration and promotion of news events. Co-Founder GO Scavenger Hunts, 2015-Present Built company from startup to profitability in less than six months.
Grand Valley State University, Bachelor’s degree in Advertising/PR major, Writing minor 3.6 GPA, September 1994-May 2001, Allendale, Michigan. U.S. Army Center for Cryptology (Corry Station), Certified Communications September 1995, Pensacola, Florida.
Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, GVSU Student Veterans Association Alumni Association; founding member of AMVETS Post 77 (first all-women post in America). Certified Tourism Ambassador (2015). Winner, Citi Realize Your Dreams Veterans Business Plan competition (2014). Founded Outdoor Book Club, a travel company and social club for women who love books & the outdoors (2013). Awarded two Gold PRoof Awards by the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America (2002). Awarded two Army Commendation Medals for excellence in service in the Armed Forces and three national military journalism awards for writing and design (1995).