Nadine Slimak is a communications professional with more than 25 years of experience in public relations, journalism and marketing. As owner of Vetted Communications, LLC, she helps clients share their stories through a range of mediums — from press releases to social media and fundraising appeals. With experience as a communications director, newspaper reporter and editor, her expertise includes developing strategic and crisis communications plans as well as interpreting information for key audiences, including internal and external stakeholders.
Slimak’s content-marketing expertise includes identifying and assessing subject matter for news media interest and finding appropriate niches for topics of less-broad interest and working with scientists to help make their work relevant and understandable to laymen.
Her skill and experience includes writing a broad array of communications materials, including strategic plans, annual reports, brochures, press releases, media advisories, web and social media content and, especially, in translating complex scientific subject matter to the public in a variety of settings, including public exhibits, magazine and newspaper stories, press releases and opinion pieces.
Slimak’s background includes handling on-the-spot and crises communications; serving as key spokesperson in hundreds of interviews with local, national and international journalists from print, television (news and documentary), radio and Web outlets and has identified and trained appropriate staff to represent their organizations to the media. Her professional experiences include developing successful working relationships with representatives from state and federal agencies (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and local governments.
Slimak created Vetted Communications, LLC, in 2014 as a communications consulting agency specializing in working with science and marine-science focused nonprofit organizations.