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2019 PRemier Awards Ceremony Hosted by Emily Deem


November 14, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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FOX11's Emily Deem

Join FOX11 Good Day WI co-anchor Emily Deem and PRSA Northeast Wisconsin for our PRemier event of the year! At the 2019 PRemier Awards, we’ll honor the most exceptional public relations work in our area with a delicious meal, awards presentation and an enlightening lecture from 2019 Communicator of the Year recipient.


The night's lineup:

5 p.m. – Doors Open

6 p.m. – Dinner

6:30 p.m. – PRemier Awards announcement

6:45 p.m. – Young Professionals of the Year

7 p.m. – Communicator of the Year

7:30 p.m. – Wrap Up


Young Professionals of the Year

Montie Chavez is the Communication Manager at St. Norbert Abbey. In this role, Montie oversees all aspects of communication for the Abbey including print, digital, social media, web design, and media relations.
Before starting at the Abbey, he spent seven years as a religious brother. Using this inside and unique perspective, he can easily navigate this role combining communications and the Catholic Church.
Montie holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in marketing from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating in May 2019 and relocating to Wisconsin, Montie is looking forward to his first winter in the Upper Midwest. 

Hear Chavez's discussion on “Maintaining Integrity with Sensitive Information" at the 2019 PRemier Awards.


It may be surprising to most, but Kimberly Uelmen grew up a shy kid. To this day, her childhood basketball coach tells her how shocked he is that she went into public relations. It was during her mid-teen years that she opened up and found success in academics, athletics, and performance.

Entering college as a Spanish education major, it was her mother who encouraged her to take her first communications course at UW-Stevens Point. The rest is history. 

Currently the Communications Specialist for the Howard-Suamico School District, Kimberly began her career at the Pulaski Community School District, where she gained experience in crisis communications surrounding a bus accident and a video that went viral. Her next stop was at Notre Dame Academy, where she was on the team that raised a near-record-setting amount of $315,000 at Tritonfest, the organization’s largest community-building and fundraising event. 

Kimberly is thrilled to be part of the Howard-Suamico School District team, where she is leading a website redesign, facilitating internal relations, and sharing student and teacher success stories. 

You can also find Kimberly on stage singing with The New Generation and The Maroszek Brothers polka bands, connecting with her parish community of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Pulaski, and teaching fitness classes at Western Racquet & Fitness Club.

Hear more about Kimberly’s vast experience as a communicator in Green Bay-area schools at the 2019 PRemier Awards.


Communicator of the Year

Corey Wilson is a visual storyteller whose career spans more than two decades across three states. Originally from Kentucky, he graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in journalism and minor in art. He spent the first part of his career as a newspaper photographer in Alabama and later Green Bay. He has been self-employed since 2012. Believe it or not, Corey has never had a photography class and is completely self-taught.

Photographing people in almost every life scenario imaginable — the highs and the lows — helped make him well rounded and unflappable. He blends that perspective with his positive energy and dynamic people skills to tell engaging visual stories. His wheelhouse is capturing the unscripted while telling a strong branding and messaging story with imagery. 

Currently, the majority of his work is for St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers. You’ll find him roaming the sidelines during home games (even the bitter cold ones!). A career highlight was photographing Super Bowl XLV.

Corey believes clear communication is a huge factor in being a successful photographer. A college professor once told him, “A photographer who can write is worth their weight in gold.” With more than 20 years in the industry, Corey feels a photographer who can communicate, not just write, is worth their weight in gold.

Hear (and see) more about Corey’s highly regarded career as a storytelling photographer at the 2019 PRemier Awards.


$40.00 PRSA Member
$45.00 after 05:00 pm October 31

$50.00 Professional, non-PRSA member
$55.00 after 05:00 pm October 31

$25.00 Student
$30.00 after 05:00 pm October 31

Future Meetings

WisCOMsin Awards Ceremony: Celebrate with the Winners of the First-Ever Statewide Communications Award Program April 27, 12-1 p.m.


April 27, 2021


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Webinar (link and instructions will be sent after registration)

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