Thomas Wohlmut

Thomas Wohlmut

CEO, WMS media, inc.

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Media Production

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Thomas Wohlmut's Overview

Current
Past
  • Chairperson Emeritus at Tri-City Volunteers, Inc.
  • Website chair at VC Taskforce
  • Producer at Myelin Repair Foundation
  • President, Communications Group at Strategia, Inc.
  • Producer/Director at Kelly-Moore Paint Company
  • Producer/Director at Nexant
  • Director/Writer at Mervyn's California
  • Director/Writer at PG&E
  • Founder & 1st President at International Interactive Communications Society
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Thomas Wohlmut's Summary

For over 34 years, WMS media has been bringing quality and creativity to media productions in the San Francisco Bay Area.

WMS media is a full-service media production company. We write, direct, shoot and edit award-winners. Every detail is handled with professional care, from creative concepts to the delivery of the finished product.

For more information please contact me at (800)487-1073 ext 101

Specialties: Extensive experience in a wide variety of communications projects for corporations. An expert in using the latest technology such as HDTV, DVD, podcasts, and video casts in the areas of marketing, human resources, and training for businesses.

Thomas Wohlmut's Experience

President AXIS HOA Board

AXIS HOA

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months)

Video Consultant/Producer

The Commonwealth Club of California

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Civic & Social Organization industry

January 2008Present (6 years 9 months)

Produced and directed the 105th Anniversary & 20th Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner documentary video celebrating outstanding achievements by immigrants.

Persons interviewed were: Maryles Casto, Founder and CEO,Casto, The Travel Company
Haile T. Debas, M.D., Executive Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences
Lore Harp McGovern, Founder, LHM Ventures
Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director, San Francisco Ballet
David S. Lee, Chairman of Cortelco, eOn Communications & Symbio Group. Senior Advisor to Silver Lake

Currently working on producing the 2009 Distinguished Citizen Award Film

Media Producer and Consultant

SolFocus

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Renewables & Environment industry

2008Present (6 years)

Producing video programs to help Solfocus with marketing and education.

Broadcast Producer/Director

Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley

April 2005Present (9 years 6 months)

Producer/Director for the new PBS documentary entitled "Silicon Ballet, the story of Ballet San Jose". This program features an examination of how High Tech and High Art co-exist and thrive in Silicon Valley.

CD-ROM Producer

Stanford University

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

February 2004Present (10 years 8 months)

Produced a CD-Rom series of programs about the Japanese culture. Entitled "The Reischauer Scholars Program", this series of 4 CD's teaches high school students the key components of Japanese culture and society from 16 different experts in the field. The program has since expanded to a real time web-based delivery product.

These programs have recently won the Goldman Sachs $25,000 prize for technical excellence.

The Stanford Channel - International Security in a Changing World video series shot and edited for cable television. A series of 26 program lectures featuring Professor Coit Blacker

Consultant/Producer

The Hoffman Agency

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry

July 2001Present (13 years 3 months)

Working with the broadcast division of the Hoffman Agency, I have helped them produce numerous podcasts and edited many news stories and clips for their external clients. These products have appeared on numerous websites.

Consultant/Producer

Applied Materials

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AMAT; Semiconductors industry

April 2001Present (13 years 6 months)

Producing video and multi-media material for corporate communications and training programs. Projects range from technical training to executive communications using video, DVD's and web streamed Flash and Power Point presentations.

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Management Consulting industry

May 1999Present (15 years 5 months)

Webmaster for this non-profit organization that supports the educational needs of the corporate directors in Silicon Valley. SVDX

CEO

The Stepfamily Network

1996Present (18 years)

Producer/Director

EPRI

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Utilities industry

April 1991Present (23 years 6 months)

- Zebra Mussels: Produced Award winning documentary about Zebra Mussels and their impact on the environment as well impact on power plants in the great lakes. Using powerful interviews and dramatic footage of zebra mussels, this video gives a compelling story about how these silent invaders are impacting industry.

- The R&D Harvest: Directed this PRSA Bronze Anvil Award winning video documentary featuring former astronaut and Senator John Glenn. The program examines the value of R&D and how it can help businesses stay competitive in the global marketplace.

- A Conversation with Chauncey Starr - Directed this documentary which looked at the life of the founder of EPRI. It examines why EPRI was created and the many benefits it provides to the utility industry.

- Meet The Expert - 6 CD-ROM Series of interviews with EPRI Experts in the areas of Environment, Generation & Distribution, Power Delivery, and Nuclear Energy.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Media Production industry

November 1978Present (35 years 11 months)

WMSMedia has been producing media productions for the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area since 1978. We have worked for such clients as HP, Applied Materials, The Hoffman Agency, Sun Microsystems, Consulting Psychologist Press, Sunset Magazine, Bechtel, Mervyn's California, PG&E, and Wells Fargo just to name a few.

Board Member

San Jose Jazz

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Performing Arts industry

July 2011August 2014 (3 years 2 months) San Jose, California

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20132014 (1 year)

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry

19982012 (14 years)

Chairperson Emeritus

Tri-City Volunteers, Inc.

May 2007October 2009 (2 years 6 months)

Chairperson Emeritus for Tri-City Volunteers with an annual budget in excess of $2 million.

The purpose of Tri-City Volunteers, Inc. (TCV) is to identify and coordinate ways to serve individuals and families, especially with children, in economic hardship, who reside in Fremont, Newark, and Union City. The primary thrust of our mission is to provide nutritionally-balanced food baskets at no cost to all who come to us for assistance.

It is the policy of TCV to make its services available to all eligible clients. Eligibility for acceptance and participation are the same for everyone, without regard to race, color, age, gender, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

Website chair

VC Taskforce

January 2007February 2009 (2 years 2 months)

Provides oversight and direction for www.vctaskforce.com website.

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20062009 (3 years)

President, Communications Group

Strategia, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Education Management industry

March 2006October 2007 (1 year 8 months)

Sets direction, overall communications strategy and develops projects for Strategia, Inc. Responsible for development of instructional DVD executive management training programs as well as the monthly podcasts. www.strategiaonline.com

Producer/Director

Kelly-Moore Paint Company

October 2004February 2005 (5 months)

Produced a special DVD video program tribute to the founder of the company Mr. Bill Moore. The program consisted of historical interviews and archival footage of Mr. Moore.

Producer/Director

Nexant

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Oil & Energy industry

November 2003May 2004 (7 months)

Produced a marketing video for Nexant in India as part of a USAID project in Bangalore. The challenge was to assemble a broadcast editing package in a laptop computer and fly to India to edit on site. The result was a broadcast quality production in PAL format that has been shown world-wide.

Director/Writer

Mervyn's California

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; TGT; Retail industry

November 1997December 1998 (1 year 2 months)

- Inside Mervyn's: Directed and wrote this twice monthly video news magazine for the internal corporate communication department. This National Education Media Silver Apple Award winning program, helped Mervyn's effectively communicate corporate strategy and training information to all levels of employees in a format that was fun and friendly to watch.

Director/Writer

PG&E

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PCG; Utilities industry

19911996 (5 years)

Directed and wrote several videos for the company. Many of the programs dealt with environmental issues affecting PG&E and California as well as those issues affecting the agricultural communities in the Sacramento Valley.

Founder & 1st President

International Interactive Communications Society

January 1982January 1984 (2 years 1 month)

Founder of the International Interactive Communications Society (IICS), a professional trade association for companies and individuals involved in interactive multimedia. This organization traces its early roots to the days of interactive laser disc production in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1980s. Originally the society was proposed as a special interest group of the International Television Association (ITVA) now known as Media Communications Association – International (MCA-I) but the charter members (composed of equipment vendors, independent producers, training professionals and members of Apple's IIe computer group, Sony's SMC-70 computer & interactive laser disc groups and Pioneer's interactive laser disc groups) decided to establish the society as an independent entity with different membership requirements for the new interactive and computer based communications.

In its heyday they had hundreds of members in the San Francisco Bay Area and thousands of members worldwide with chapters in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC and New York City.

Thomas Wohlmut's Skills & Expertise

  1. Podcasting
  2. Dvd
  3. Social Media
  4. Television
  5. Video
  6. Public Relations
  7. Press Releases
  8. Editing
  9. Entertainment
  10. Training
  11. Strategic Communications
  12. Video Production
  13. Creative Direction
  14. Marketing Communications
  15. Broadcast
  16. Corporate Communications
  17. Media Relations
  18. Nonprofits
  19. Marketing
  20. Documentaries
  21. Film
  22. Media Production
  23. Multimedia
  24. Publicity
  25. Event Management
  26. Copywriting
  27. Blogging
  28. Producing
  29. Digital Media
  30. Social Media Marketing
  31. Internal Communications
  32. Social Networking
  33. Content Development
  34. New Media
  35. Creative Writing
  36. Facebook
  37. Advertising
  38. Publishing
  39. Crisis Communications
  40. Newsletters
  41. Online Marketing
  42. Event Planning
  43. Copy Editing
  44. Web Content
  45. Video Editing
  46. Content Management
  47. Digital Marketing
  48. Brand Development
  49. SEO

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Thomas Wohlmut's Education

University of California, Los Angeles

BA, Motion Picture/Television

1975

While studying at UCLA I worked at CBS Television City on "All in the Family", "Mary Tyler Moore Show", and "The Sonny and Cher Show". It was very exciting to be a part of the cutting edge of television programming. This broadcast experience has enabled me to give clients an extra degree of professionalism in my work.

Activities and Societies: Graduated Cum Laude

Notre Dame International School, Rome Italy (NDI)

HIgh School

19691971

Thomas Wohlmut's Additional Information

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Member Commonwealth Club Past San Francisco Chapter President, ITVA Founder, International Interactive Communications Society (IICS) Past Regional Vice President, ITVA Founder and Past President, The Stepfamily Network Chairman, Corpus Christi Board of Directors

Honors and Awards:

I have won many prestigious awards including four Telly Awards, Aegis Award, The Communicator Award of Distinction, the ITVA Golden Vision Award, two Joey Awards, the Compass Award, Silver Apple Award, Parents' Choice Award, three Cindy Awards, and the prestigious PRSA Bronze Anvil Award.

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