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SARA KIES

MARKETING DIRECTOR, DESIGNER, DIGITAL STRATEGIST

Some have said that marketing is as easy as riding a bike. In some ways it is. If the bike was fit for 15, it has one flat tire and tends to start on fire. If I’ve learned anything from my years in marketing, teamwork, passion and adaptability are key qualities of any marketing influencer. 

I'm an award-winning marketing professional with a 19-year track record of providing leadership, brand management and marketing innovation for various clients in the financial, food service and higher education industries. I have in-depth experience in marketing and communications, brand management, budget planning, digital implementation and analysis, and graphic design. 

 
 

Experience

2013-PRESENT

GIRAFFE REVOLUTION

Partner

Develop and execute traditional and digital marketing strategies for a variety of local and national contractual clients.

2015-PRESENT

UNI - COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Marketing & Communications Manager

Direct all marketing, communications and brand initiatives for the College of Business Administration at UNI.

2013-2015

MARTIN BROS. DISTRIBUTING

Marketing Director

Managed marketing team, budget and creative initiatives for Midwestern-based food service distribution company.

2012-2013

SPINUTECH

Marketing Strategist/Web Developer

Designed websites and developed online strategies for a variety of clients and industries.

2001-2012

PFGBEST/WASENDORF GROUP OF COMPANIES

Director of Marketing, Creative and Communications

Managed marketing, communications and creative initiatives for the Wasendorf family of companies including, PFGBEST, W&A Publishing, Traders Press, MyVerona Ristorante Italiano.

CONTACT ME

Contact me if you're looking for a marketing leader who’s been in the trenches–someone who is willing to roll up her sleeves,  pave new ground, and, most importantly, has the vision and confidence to empower a team to believe that nothing is out of reach.

sarakies@me.com
319-239-4008

 

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