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    What we do

    Zumwald & Company, LLC – a woman-owned small business established in 1989 – provides speechwriting, speech coaching and leadership communication as well as corporate communication and marketing communication. We tell stories to inspire action and lead change. 

    Our clients come from all sectors and industries:

    • Technology, engineering, manufacturing and R&D
    • B2B and professional services
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    • Nonprofits and associations
    • Public agencies
    • Advertising, marketing and PR agencies
    • B2C companies and retailers

    Our mission

    To innovate one-on-one with brilliant leaders eager to tell stories that not only communicate − but resonate. 





    Our vision

    Every resonating story told by every brilliant leader inspires an action to lead a change.  

    Our affiliations

    Zumwald & Company is an accredited business of the Better Business Bureau and a member of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce in Ohio.

    Contact Zumwald & Company today. We can help!


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    Meet Teresa Zumwald 

    IMG_8214_square_png-2Teresa Zumwald – an award-winning speechwriter, speech coach, communications consultant, independent writer and author – is the president of Zumwald & Company, LLC, which she founded in 1989.

    Teresa has written keynote addresses, special occasion speeches, emcee remarks, employee presentations and speaker introductions for CEOs, entrepreneurs and subject matter experts. Her speeches have won international, national and regional awards.

    In addition, her award-winning copywriting work – recognized by nine professional organizations – has been published in more than 45 magazines, journals and corporate publications.

    She is also the author of three corporate history books on the Dayton region, the Dayton Daily News and the University of Dayton Research Institute.

    Teresa routinely manages complex projects, working closely with executives, managers, and technical and administrative staff as well as graphic designers, web developers, videographers, photographers, printers and other supplier partners.

    Before creating Zumwald & Company, Teresa was a communications specialist for Geographic Information Services at Woolpert, a national design, geospatial and infrastructure management firm.

    She has been a reporter/copy editor for the department of University Communications at The Ohio State University, and a writer/copy editor for Diagnostic Medicine magazine in New Jersey.

    In 2011 she was named one of the Top 25 Women to Watch, influential women of the Miami Valley, an award by Women in Business Networking.

    In 2002 she won the Communication Leadership Award from the International Association of Business Communicators, Dayton chapter, and in 1992 she won the Woman of Achievement Award from Women in Communications, Inc., Dayton chapter.

    Teresa holds a B.A. in journalism from The Ohio State University and has trained under an international speechwriter and speech coach.

    She currently serves as president of the Greater Cincinnati chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), where she has been a past vice president of programs and a senior board member. She is a past president of Downtown Morning Toasters, a club of Toastmasters International. Teresa has also coordinated and judged regional IABC communications competitions.

    From 2010–2013, she was a founding advisory board member for Women in Business Networking, a program of your Better Business Bureau.

    Teresa is a member of several professional organizations:

    • Professional Speechwriters Association
    • International Association of Business Communicators
    • American Society of Journalists and Authors
    • Toastmasters International and Downtown Morning Toasters
    • Women in Business Networking, a program of your Better Business Bureau


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    She is a past member of Women in Communications, Inc. and served as an officer, committee chair and newsletter editor.

    In her free time, Teresa likes to travel, cook, camp, walk, bicycle, read and spend time with her husband, their three grown daughters and Berkeley – the family’s chocolate Labradoodle puppy.


    “You saved me hours of work … THANK YOU for being such an amazing project manager!”
    – Di Madewell, A.D.i. Advertising

    “Wow! I’m impressed. I knew you were good, but this is awesome.”
    – Rick Schwartz, Winsupply

    “Your participation as a roundtable facilitator brought great success. You added an extra-special element to the conference day. Thank you for your commitment!”
    – Melissa Cutcher, Better Business Bureau Dayton/Miami Valley

    “I want you to know how much your support and ‘Great Words’ are truly appreciated. What a ride. Thanks for the continued interest and support … we would have given up without great folks like you, and the encouragement and help that rally us on.”
    – Eric Van Hoose, Van Hoose Associates, Inc.

    “You are a true professional and I was fortunate to work with you. I hope we can team up again soon.”
    – Duke Haddad, Ed.D., CFRE, Salvation Army Indiana Division 

    “You did a terrific job. We will look for opportunities to work together as a team again. Many thanks from all of us.”
    – David Hafley, Parsons Brinckerhoff

    “Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication to this project! We could not have done it without you.”
    – Lisa Boydston, Wright State Physicians, Inc.


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