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Barbara Arnold

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Barbara Arnold, communications leader, is a lifelong learner and a quick study. She loves to learn new things. She has a broad successful record in strategic planning and tactical execution, managerial operations, customer service, and government relations. Her strengths: leading and organizing, oral and written communication, and skills assessment/problem-solving. Known for her openness, fairness, and leadership, she is an astute manager of people, materials, finances, and time. Her career spans more than two decades (but who’s counting) in the fields of education, energy, health care, high tech, and nonprofit. Companies include Com Ed, Motorola, and USEC, a global energy company. Other organizations include Junior Achievement, Realityworks, Scholarship America, St. Edward’s University, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She has extensive experience as a family caregiver.   






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  • Participant in Leadership Twin Cities and Leadership Eau Claire, Chamber-sponsored programs
  • Past President of Chicago Chapter of Women in Communications, Inc. and University of Wisconsin
  • Past national Board Member of Wisconsin Alumni Association and University of Wisconsin Foundation


  • William Randolph Hearst Spot Newswriting Award for article on the death of Francisco Franco
  • Cause-related Marketing awards for Motorola’s “Call to Protect/Donate a Phone” program
  • United Way Chicago Best “Leadership Giving” program award on behalf of Motorola  

    Computer Languages:

  • PC and Apple platforms, Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Visio; Sharepoint
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Dreamweaver, PhotoShop; Familiar with Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign 
  • Familiar with Java, Javascript, MySQL, and PHP; also Blogspot, Flickr, YouTube   
  • Digital Storytelling: Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere, Audacity, and Apple Final Cut
  • Education Market’s Oracle PeopleSoft and Social Media Enthusiast: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter  

    Foreign Languages:

  • Spanish, proficient with practice
  • Chinese, introductory conversation course
  • Dabbled in French, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian


  • APR certification, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), in process
  • Certificate, Web Design and Development, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • M.B.A., Marketing and Finance, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Junior Year Abroad, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • B.A., Journalism, with distinction, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Kate (China) and Jamie (Malaysia) Summer 2010Fun:

  • International Student Host, “Big Sister” to Kate (China) and Jamie (Malaysia), University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Community Fitness Program, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Master Gardener Program, University of Wisconsin-Extension

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