Molly Vidal
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Molly Vidal

Research and Communication Strategist

Molly Vidal knows the big table

From the State of Wisconsin to the University of Wisconsin, this gubernatorial appointee was in the front row during some of Wisconsin's biggest changes in the public sector and higher education.

Her master’s degree from Purdue University has gotten quite a workout. Molly's entire career has been focused on communications and policy through her high-level experience as the Policy Initiatives Advisor and Communications Director for the Office of the Secretary at the Wisconsin Department of Administration, as gubernatorial Director of Strategic Communications appointee at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Special Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for the University of Wisconsin System, the Chief of Staff and Executive Director for External Relations for UW-Extension and UW Colleges, and other University of Wisconsin positions.

In addition to research, Molly also contributes to crisis communication, media strategy/training, stakeholder engagement strategy, government relations, and internal communication strategy.

When not at the big table, Molly can be found in her driveway throwing pots on Patsy her pottery wheel or doing something creative/messy with her small children, JK and Olive.