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Associate Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Communications

Kimberli Munkres

Kimberli Munkres

Since 2009, Kimberli Munkres has served as a leader in the marketing and strategic communications of the University of Redlands, and was named associate vice president in 2011.

An avid believer in the power of integrated communications to change the way people think and act, Munkres’ background includes 25 years experience in revenue-generating and goal-focused integrated marketing communications, including five years as a director of the largest marketing firm in Inland Southern California. She has integrated brand-centric marketing, communications, strategic and creative development, and interactive for a variety of industries, including higher education, manufacturing, emerging technologies, public affairs/nonprofits, professional services, publishing and healthcare.

Prior to founding ThunderWheel Communications, Munkres was director of public relations and senior strategist for Wilkin Guge Marketing, Inland Southern California’s premier integrated marketing and brand development agency. Known for integrated, ROI-focused campaigns, she led marketing teams for clients such as University of La Verne College of Law, Glencrest Investment Advisors, Ontario Visitors and Convention Bureau, The Business Press, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and Avalon Shutters.

Before joining Wilkin Guge Marketing, Munkres ran her own public relations/marketing communications agency in Sonoma County and a communications consultancy in Southern California.

Munkres is the coauthor of “Beyond the Press Release: A Public Relations Handbook for Nonprofits” and an educator in the field of public relations strategies and tactics for businesses and nonprofits.

Associate Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Communications

Reporting to the President of the University of Redlands, the associate vice president for marketing and strategic communications helps define, articulate and market the University of Redlands brand, positioning the institution for success in a challenging and rapidly changing competitive marketplace.


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