Vicky Shokatz

Vice President

Vicky Shokatz

Vicky Shokatz

Vice President

A senior level PR pro with over 15 years of experience, Vicky has a passion for examining a person, situation, product or company, and finding the most compelling way to tell its story. She is a versatile PR practitioner whether leading word-of-mouth campaigns, national media outreach, or corporate communications. She brings a keen strategic sense, a good visual eye and – perhaps best of all – an unflappable demeanor to her work.

At Buzz Monkeys, Vicky has led account teams for a number of national brands, including Harley-Davidson, Kohler Plumbing, Kohler Power and Kohl’s. She’s also applied her arts and entertainment marketing expertise to leading strategic marketing efforts for John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Film, and most recently No Studios.

Before joining the agency, Vicky led the Milwaukee Art Museum’s marketing and communications department and was a key team member responsible for the award-winning marketing efforts promoting the opening of the Museum’s Calatrava-designed addition, which has since become an icon for the city.

In her free time, Vicky serves on the marketing committee for Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts and volunteers for local education initiatives.

Proudest Professional Accomplishments:

Marketing the world-renowned Milwaukee Art Museum through its internationally-recognized expansion; managing national provider Cricket Wireless’ entrée into the Wisconsin market, its most successful regional launch.

Proudest Personal Achievements:

Graduating with honors from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and now raising my own little Badgers.

Favorite Hang-Out:

In the garden pulling weeds or planting the year’s top new species

Best piece of advice:

Go with your gut; it’ll be right