Retired Editor, UNH Magazine
"As the editor of UNH Magazine, Kimberly Swick Slover almost single-handedly took a tabloid newsletter and turned it into a four-color, 64-page magazine at the University of New Hampshire. She knew that the best way to tell the story of a university in a magazine is to tell compelling stories about its people -- alumni, faculty, students and leaders -- in ways that evoke an emotional response in readers, thus building the foundation of a strong, active, involved, thriving and charitable university community. She also knew that great stories have to be supported by great photography and an eye-catching design. Her vision for the magazine was recognized with a gold medal from CASE (the Council for Advancement and Support of Education).
"Kimberly has the ability to "get" the people she interviews -- to listen to them and to keep listening until she understands why they do what they do. As a result she writes articles that tell a fascinating story with anecdotes and insights to help readers feel like they know someone they've never met.
"Early on in the age of Internet, Kimberly realized its potential, and she created and wrote a fun and lively weekly email newsletter that grew from a few dozen initial subscribers to more than 45,000 at its zenith. She also promoted the creation of an early online database that allowed alumni to post their contact information and news about themselves. I enjoyed my time working with her very much and was impressed with how she set high standards and demonstrated a commitment to excellence."
President, Harp and Company
"Kimberly was the director of communications at Colby-Sawyer College when she selected our firm to rebrand the College and redesign the alumni magazine — both very large, complex projects. She managed both projects with confidence, clarity and equanimity. She is highly intelligent and efficient, and was always excellent at maintaining a global view of things while not losing sight or control of the myriad details. She was a joy to work with and for."
Associate Professor of Humanities, Colby-Sawyer College
"I worked with Kimberly at Colby-Sawyer College for 12 years, during which time she provided the strategic vision and creative energy to transform the college’s communications into vibrant, visually exciting, and engaging media that mirrored the friendliness, diversity, and vitality of the college community today. She has an uncanny ability to tease out stories and images that bring to life the heart and soul of a community.
"This was evident not only in the new Colby-Sawyer magazine, but also in the college’s new website, recruitment publications, social media, and marketing. She also led the effort to create a strong new visual identity and strategic themes for the college and its athletics program, which reflect an institution committed to teaching and learning, environmental sustainability, and linking to the global community.
"In addition to her many talents, Kimberly is a generous and easy-going colleague who was well respected at CSC. I look forward to working with her again in the future."
Former Director, Senior Content Creator, Brodeur Partners
"Kimberly and I worked together at Beaupre & Co. Public Relations, a firm that specialized in representing high technology companies. On the org chart, I was her supervisor. In real life, I probably should have been working for her. Between her writing talent, capacity for learning quickly and skill with clients, Kimberly had much to teach me and the other writers. Years after working with her, I still refer to some of the advice she gave in a professional development session about "article architecture." She is an asset in any position that requires quality writing and well-tuned interpersonal skills. Kimberly was entrusted with two of Beaupre & Co.'s most important clients. She quickly won their trust with consistently creative, accurate writing and responsive service. I'm confident that she could do the same in just about any setting."