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Jill Jarecki Morin Jour ’83

Jill Jarecki MorinJill Jarecki Morin followed her heart to Marquette. Her then-boyfriend, and three older brothers, were here. And her love of writing led her to enroll in what was then the College of Journalism.

But once she was a student, something else captured her heart. “I fell in love with the university,” she says.

Jill was attracted to the sense of ethical leadership. She considers herself fortunate to have been taught by former College of Journalism Dean George Reedy, press secretary for President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1964-65. She praises the small classes, wide-ranging discussions, and lectures from reporters and newspaper bureau chiefs.

“I credit Marquette for instilling in me the confidence to become a leader and make a difference,” she says.

Jill is a member of the three-person team that composes the office of chief executives for Kahler Slater, one of Wisconsin’s largest design and planning firms, where she has worked since 1991. She oversees marketing, business development, brand identity and strategic planning, as well as community, media and client retention activities.

Jill serves on the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s Executive Board of Directors, was actively involved in the development of the Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development effort and is chairwoman of Marquette’s College of Professional Studies Advisory Council.

She says it has been a privilege to maintain a rewarding relationship with Marquette, which her firm considers a “visionary client.”


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