September 2016 YP of the Month: Kim Bresser
Name: Kim Bresser
Hometown: Ladoga, WI
Education: I graduated from Laconia High School (Rosendale) and earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations and Electronic Journalism from Northern Michigan University.
Where do you work, what is your current position and what do you like most about it?
I work as the Foundation Manager at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital. As a part of the marketing team, I plan BDCH’s fundraising events and draft content for Foundation projects. My favorite part about my job is helping with the BDCH Foundation grant program. I love seeing the ideas and projects organizations have to improve the health and wellness of the region — and four times each year the Foundation provides funding to help said non-profit groups make their ideas a reality.
What has YPF done for your personal and/or professional development?
Outside of the great variety of events it hosts, YPF has allowed me to connect with individuals who are at the same stage in life and their careers as I am — and has opened my eyes to all the unique places and businesses Fond du Lac is home to.
What are some of the professional and volunteer groups you participate in?
I’m a board member with the Waupun Chamber of Commerce and the Public Relations Society of America – Northeast Wisconsin chapter. I volunteer at my church in Waupun and serve as a mentor to Public Relations students from UW Oshkosh, UW Green Bay and Northern Michigan University.
What is your favorite thing to do in the Fond du Lac area?
It’s hard to choose! My husband and I live outside of Brandon so we enjoy heading to Fond du Lac for the variety of dinner date options the city provides — and I love the Farmer’s Market! Plus, it’s amazing to see all the local shops opening up.
Where do you see the Fond du Lac area in 5 years?
If all the programs and committees continue working together, I see Fond du Lac as a place that attracts top talent, serves as a home to successful businesses and provides a safe place to work (and play!).
What words of wisdom do you have for other young professionals working in Fond du Lac?
Get involved. Join three groups: one to help you develop in your field/career, one to give back to the community and one that focuses on something you find fun.
Kim represents Beaver Dam Community Hospital in Beaver Dam, WI.