Dave Ulman

Dave Ulman

Development Director @ 103.3 KWBU FM, Waco's NPR

Waco, Texas Area
Broadcast Media

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Dave Ulman's Overview

  • Development Director at KWBU 103.3 fm
  • Retail Account Development at Waco Tribune Herald
  • Independent Manufacturing Representatitve at Self Employed Sales Development
  • Sales and Development Business Coach at Optimeyes Consulting

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Dave Ulman's Summary

Dave is the Development Director @ KWBU FM. Responsible for fundraising by recruiting local businesses to become program sponsors and is a public relations representative for KWBU active with local chambers of commerce and local nonprofit organizations.
After spending 25 plus years in various positions such as a mid-manager with Fortune 500 Company Bell Atlantic Mobile, a self-employed manufacturing representative in the optical eyewear industry, and an eyecare practice management consultant, in 2009 his life priorities changed. His objective now is to invest his time and energy in the effort to assist in his community to build a better quality of life for all who live in the Greater Waco area. He believes strongly that a key to this goal will be done by building lifelong relationships with key leaders in the community and collaborating with local businesses, other nonprofits and civic organizations. Dave and friends are working toward strengthening their fair city by working in unison to create projects that opens doors to improve our community's Business Development, Educational Awareness, Cultural Arts, Heath Care needs, and caring for our youth and others in our society that are disenfranchised. Dave is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Currently he serves as a Past President '12-'13 of the Kiwanis Club of Waco, and served as a board member for the Waco Civic Theater '12-'13
Dave’s has been married to Nancy Bell Ulman, (Baylor '78) for over 30 years. They have two daughters who are both Baylor grads, Meredith '11, and Andrea '06. Andrea and her husband Kenny Tapp have a daughter, Abigail (Dave and Nancy's first grandchild). Dave is a fan of contemporary jazz and enjoys spending time with family and friends and following Baylor Athletics. He is a native of San Diego, California.

Dave Ulman's Experience

Development Director

KWBU 103.3 fm

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Broadcast Media industry

November 2009Present (5 years) Waco, Texas Area

Business Underwriting and Membership Development, Public Relations, Corporate Relations and Community Collaborator. Marketing and advertising coordinator for social media and print media.

Retail Account Development

Waco Tribune Herald

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

February 2009October 2009 (9 months) Waco, Texas

Re-established strong working relationships with key retail accounts. Increased distribution outlets throughout the Greater Waco area.

Key account manager for: H.E.B., Wal-Mart, Cefco, Dollar Store, Valero, McDonald's, Shipley Donuts

Independent Manufacturing Representatitve

Self Employed Sales Development

January 1994December 2008 (15 years) New Mexico, Southern Colorado, West Texas, Dallas & East Texas

Contracted with: Kenmark Optical. Louisville, KY., Marchon Eyewear, Melville, NY., Safilo, Eyewear, Parsippany, NJ., Eyetel Inc. Miami, FL.., Tura L.P. Lake Success, NY

Designer's Names Sold: Nautica, Fendi, Carrera, Vera Wang,
Valentino, Gucci, Jhane Barnes, Dana Buchman, Nine West

Sales and Development Business Coach

Optimeyes Consulting

February 1995December 1999 (4 years 11 months) Albuquerque, New Mexico

Business consultant in the optical eyecare industry. Business coach to independent optometrists and staff throughout New Mexico and West Texas. Analyzed practice operations, then implemented new strategies and methodologies to increase practice revenue. Introduced new customer care protocol that designed to improve the patients experience during their visit. Designed new and practical ways to increase profit per patient revenue. Trained doctors and their staff industry specific practice management and patient management skills including telephone etiquette, conflict resolution and building positive team chemistry techniques that set themselves apart from other eyecare practices in their marketplace.

Dave Ulman's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Past President

      Kiwanis Club of Waco, Texas
      • Children

Dave Ulman's Skills & Expertise

  1. Public Relations
  2. Business Development
  3. Leadership Development
  4. Management Consulting
  5. Business Networking
  6. Community Service
  7. Fundraising
  8. New Business Development
  9. Sales Presentations
  10. Public Speaking
  11. Social Media
  12. Networking
  13. Media Relations
  14. Connectivity
  15. Community Collaboration
  16. Fundraising Strategies
  17. Creative Problem Solving
  18. People Skills
  19. Professional Mentoring

Dave Ulman's Education

Mclennan Community College

Business Administration and Management


Dave Ulman's Additional Information


Improving the Quality of Life in the Waco Community through the Nonprofit Sector, Education, Performing Arts, Small Business Mentoring, New Media Strategies, Mobile Computer Technology, Contemporary Jazz, and helping children through the Kiwanis Club of Waco, Texas.

Groups and Associations:

Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Hewitt Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Central Texas, African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Texas, Kiwanis International Club of Waco, Central Texas New Media Group, Waco Civic Theatre

Honors and Awards:

Past President of the Waco Kiwanis Club '12-'13

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