Jennifer Bielat is Senior Vice president, Integrated Marketing for Easter Seals, Inc. headquartered in Chicago, and a member of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers board of directors. Bielat leads Easter Seals’ overall marketing strategies. With oversight of Easter Seals’ brand marketing and communications, the national direct response marketing program, digital marketing and social media, she has responsibility for increasing visibility for Easter Seals brand and growing philanthropy revenue.
Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 90 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.
Bielat joined Easter Seals in 1993 as a creative services manager and has held several management and director roles since then. Her career in marketing began in 1987 with The LINC Group, a financial services company dedicated to the financing needs of the healthcare and hospitality industries.
She is an executive leader with a distinguished career. Industry recognition includes 2002 Direct Marketing Association Non-Profit of the Year Award and 2006 Nonprofit Times Top Fundraiser of the Year. Ms. Bielat has served or is currently serveing on three industry boards including the DMANF Advisory Council, Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, and Fundraising Success Editorial Board. In her role with the DMANF Advisory Council, Bielat chairs the committee for Education and Conference Development. She was currently invited to serve on Blackbaud’s Leadership Council providing direction on industry trends to Blackbaud executive management.
Jennifer received degrees in Business Administration and Economics from Graceland University.