“Thank you, too, for all your hard work this past year in ensuring that the HIV Care Connect media platforms remain cutting-edge, responsive, and first class! We cannot tell you how much we appreciate your passionate, creative work and your continued collaboration with IPHA!

"Results of HIV and Mental Health campaign proves we are meeting our objectives to improve education and awareness about mental health and HIV, as we did with viral suppression. Thanks for your good work on this campaign, Ray!”

Jeffery M. Erdman, Assistant Director for Programs and Compliance, Illinois Public Health Association

"Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for PMI. You have made a big difference. Continued success to you Ray. You’re doing great work for PMI. Communication is critical to the mission!

Barbara C. Higgens, Plumbing Manufacturers International

In response to media outreach for Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) in relation to the Flint, Mich., water crisis:

“Wow — that is wonderful.”

“See the note from our wonderful PR pro.

“Ray, thank you, this is very much appreciated."

“Echoing Paul and other members of the Board Ray - thank you for your contribution!!!"

“It IS a big deal and MUCH appreciated, Ray!"

"Wonderful news! Your rapid response to this opportunity and ability to conduct media outreach has paid off hundred fold. Congratulations on dramatically increasing PMI's cultural relevance!! 

Various Members, Plumbing Manufacturers International team

"Good morning! (CEO) has reviewed the suicide prevention alert and is very complimentary – he said it is ‘exceedingly well done.’"

Caron Wong, The Joint Commission

"I highly recommend Ray Valek for his writing, editing, and graphic design services. Ray developed cancer information sheets for the College of American Pathologists' patient website, MyBiospy.org. Ray has the ability to take complex health topics and communicate them in a clear and compelling manner. He is easy to work and deliver projects on time and within budget."

Julie Monzo, Senior Manager, Communications, College of American Pathologists

"I know Ray through our mutual work on accreditation with the International Association of Business Communicators. He's a strategic thinker, quick to grasp the situation and ramifications of various issues. He's an excellent writer and editor. I'm familiar with his deep experience with the health care industry; he recently wrote an excellent story for us featuring multiple interviewees on the complexities of the Affordable Care Act. He's thorough, attentive to detail, and on top of deadlines. You won't go wrong by hiring Ray."

Kris Gallagher, Internal Consultant, University Marketing at DePaul University

“It is a true enjoyment to work together."

Peter Kaplan, Norcom Design

"Five Stars. Ray quickly grasped our message and refined it to achieve our communication objective. Hiring Ray was a smart investment. Highly recommend you work with him."

Tadas Birutis, Strategic Sourcing Results

"I highly recommend Valek and Company as an agency that can deliver high quality deliverables in an efficient and cost-competitive manner. If you need it done now, done right, and within your budget, then this is your agency!"

Paul Blahunka, Astellas

"Ray Valek is a talented communicator. He is a committed expert who shows great care for his community as well as his profession. We worked closely together as volunteers at the District 106 Educational Foundation where Ray deftly demonstrated his talents as innovative fundraiser and leader. I highly recommend Ray and wish him continued success with Valek and Company, Inc!"

Kate Mini, Moylan Global Services

"I'm really happy with . . . how you've told my story."

Deb Maue, Higher Thinking

“Your successes are a result of your talent and expertise, an exceptional work ethic, and commitment to excellence. The opportunity to work with you  allowed me to recognize the importance of marketing and communication.”

Denise Henkel, Illinois HIV Care Connect

"I just watched the (news) segment.  AWESOME!  Very positive story about us - it almost sounded like we scripted it as an infomercial! Congrats for pulling off a great production!”


"Awesome story (media placement) with all the elements we could hope for.”

“Best money I’ve spent.”

“Ray was great to work with!  He made an update to the media release that I requested, and followed up with phone calls to all of the outlets. I'm sure that's why we had so many show up to cover it.”

“Your six stories are wonderful.”

“Thanks so much for your help, Ray ... it's great to deal with a true "seasoned" professional!"

Horace Mann

@ Valek & Company 2016