Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Discuss how marketing and communications and DAR colleagues recognize, memorialize and communicate the death and retirements of key and influential community stakeholders to various audiences. We will discuss best practices and lessons learned. Please come with examples and questions from your own schools.
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Marketing and communications leader with more than 15 years experience and a record of measurable success at leading educational institutions. Highly motivated, results-orientated self-starter who delivers strong and sustainable metrics. Expertise in all aspects of marketing, communications, rankings strategy, publications management, web site development, media relations, social media and event planning. Significant accomplishments as an advocate, influencer, writer, and presenter on both higher education topics and marketing strategy.
Kimberly left her job at hospice in December 2016, cashed in her retirement and created a new platform that invites everyone around the table to have open conversations about death and dying. She created a podcast, Death by Design, that hosts industry leaders in medicine as well as artists, designers, caregivers and authors who are reclaiming their voice around their own experiences with death and dying. Each conversation is meant to inspire others to engage in difficult conversations around their own deaths, actively make decisions about how and where they want to die and begin to change the taboo subject of death and dying into the ultimate gift of connection with family and friends. Death by Design Podcast is in its 2nd season and continues to normalize difficult conversations, discover ordinary individuals making extraordinary differences in their local communities and highlight people who are developing new ways to assist the Baby Boomers as they design their own end of life.
Since her book, Bridging the Gap, was published on April 13th, 2018, Kimberly is on to her next adventure of speaking throughout the United States. But she is doing it a little differently than anyone expected. In June 2018, she bought an RV, downsized her belongings and hit the road with her German Shepherd, Haven. Kimberly has named her adventure the “Live Well Die Well Tour” because she states, “The more I talk about death, the more boldly I feel I’m living life to the fullest.”