Welcome Katie Timmerman to the Team!

I am thrilled to introduce Katie Timmerman as our new Communications Account Director! As ASC continues to grow, Katie will be a key member of our team, leading client engagements and supporting new opportunities.  

“Connecting people to each other can be a challenge, but good communication is an amazing vehicle for doing just that. It’s what I love about the work that I do. Communication has the powerful ability to connect people from different backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences.” – Katie 

Katie comes to ASC with more than a decade of experience in higher education, where she served in a number of marketing, communications and operations roles. Most recently, Katie was the Communication and Operations Manager for the Jackson College of Graduate Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in public policy and administration. Outside of work, you can find her traveling, reading, shopping at Target, or spending time with her family.

I invite you to get to know Katie in these 20 Questions. It’ll be fun! 🙂

Do you go by any other names than Katie? Nicknames? I was actually Katherine at birth, but have gone by Katie for as long as I can remember. My parents also call me Kate.

What’s your favorite social media platform? I am partial to Instagram and LinkedIn. I enjoy Instagram for family and friend connections, and LinkedIn is a fabulous platform for curating professional content and connections.

Where did you graduate from College? I was born into a military family and married into an academic family, so I have had the unique opportunity to live in a number of different locations. I earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in marketing from the University of Michigan in Flint, MI. I also earned a master’s degree in public administration and policy from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. 

What was your first job? My first job was during my high school years when I lived in Michigan. I worked for an educational supply store called Holcomb’s Knowplace. In addition to homework and extracurriculars, I worked a few evenings each week to gain work experience and earn some extra money. I gained fantastic experience with cash handling, sales and customer service. During college, I built on the retail experience of my high school years and worked as a teller for a bank while I pursued my business degree. Both of these experiences taught me valuable skills about finances, communications and working with people.

What is your favorite media source? You’ll find me frequenting BBC News, NPR, and The Conversation for the latest news.

Do you prefer podcasts, audiobooks or music? I love popping in my AirPods and listening to an interesting podcast or energizing Spotify playlist. Podcasts are typically my choice when completing tasks that are simple or repetitive, and music is my preference for doing creative or communications work. I do enjoy a good book, but admittedly still prefer a physical copy to audiobooks.

Where is your favorite place to be or vacation spot? Ireland and Iceland are top contenders for my favorite vacation spot. Both countries are breathtakingly beautiful and unique in their own ways. Iceland has an otherworldly feel with its black sand beaches, northern lights, and geothermal soaking pools. Ireland is both delicious and beautiful, with its cobblestone streets, famous Irish stew, and picture-perfect landscapes to explore. From eating fish and chips seaside and drinking Guinness beer, to exploring the Cliffs of Moher and the Glendalough Valley, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

What is your favorite line from a movie? It would have to be the infamous “Merry Christmas, ya’ filthy animal” from Kevin McCallister in the movie Home Alone.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? Michelle Obama

How did you hear about Anna Stallmann Communications? LinkedIn has the amazing ability to connect people and organizations professionally across the miles. It was a key contributor to my ability to find and better explore the opportunity I ultimately stepped into at ASC.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I’d love to learn to cook gourmet meals. Culinary school for a weekend, perhaps?

Do you have any pets? We have one dog named Oliver who is a rescue pup we adopted while living in Mississippi. He is 9-years-old and as quirky and loyal as they come.

You have 30-minutes of free-time, what do you do? I’d take a walk around the neighborhood and call a friend or family member to catch up while walking.

What is something new you learned in the last week? I learned that our city’s marketing & public relations department curates a Spotify playlist for each month of the year. I’m catching up on all the great song recommendations I’ve missed since January!

How do you balance career and family? I try my best to be fully present wherever I am and in whatever I am doing. I have also learned over the years that it is okay to ask for help when needed. It is my hope that in modeling these two things, I will provide a healthy example to my kids so that they will be able to find balance with their future careers and families.

Who is your favorite news anchor (past or present)? Katie Couric

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? I don’t like ice cream. *gasp*

What motivates you in life? My kids and husband are my daily motivation and biggest cheerleaders. They inspire me to be a better person each day and to strive to leave the world a better place than I found it. 

Favorite way to write – paper, laptop, talk to text? I love a good paper notebook or planner for jotting down thoughts and doodles. My laptop is the place for translating those thoughts and doodles into more cohesive written thoughts or creative projects. 

Tell us something that might surprise us about you? Everyone in our family was born in a different state. Also, I share a birthday with my daughter. 

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