Katie personifies marketing with a mission. She has an impressive track record of helping school districts, municipalities, and libraries facilitate bond referendum campaigns and, as an avid reader, an impressive list of library books checked out.
How did you decide on your career path?
I have always been creative, but as a marketing professional, I never expected to work for an architecture firm. Fast-forward 15 years, and I find architectural design fulfilling and rewarding. I’ve been able to work in so many different mediums for marketing, from graphic design to public relations.
What is your favorite part of the design process?
I love the beginning when I first get that spark of inspiration, and I can’t get it down on paper fast enough.
How are you creating vibrant communities through design?
One aspect of my job that’s particularly meaningful is collaborating with public schools to communicate their bond referendum information to their communities. I have been able to help multiple schools get much-needed updates to their facilities. In my personal life I volunteer for Dubuque Community Schools through the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools. It is so rewarding seeing the dollars we’ve raised in action.
What makes Dubuque a great place to live?
The people, the schools, and – having grown up in the Dubuque area – having family around makes it a great place.
Kids: Three Girls. (Girls Rule!)
Pet: Ranger, A Yellow Lab.
Personality: An Extraverted Introvert.
College Mascot: Fighting Bees.
Bucket List: England/Europe.
Vacation: Table Rock Lake.
Book: All of them.
Breakfast: Sweet and Savory.
16 Personalities: INFP Mediator.
Celebrity Twin: How about having a REAL TWIN! It’s true.
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff.
2021: Is your next career move up? Will it still involve proposals? What if you want to take a break or lean out of your career? What options do you have then?
Today’s episode is the second part of the career paths of marketers. I am going to answer these questions and more from career path stories of marketers like you, and from a very special guest.
If you remember from episode 11, I mixed up the podcast format a bit. And, I got a great response. I had more stories to tell from marketers like you. So, because this is my podcast show and control the schedule, I thought why not continue this conversation and continue sharing your stories. So, that’s exactly what I am going to do in this episode.
In the second part of this series, I share the career path stories of five different marketing, communications, and business development professionals.
There’s also a special guest who started as a marketing coordinator, fell in love with helping her community, and pivoted her career to lead referendum campaigns for her firm.
This is a fun and inspiring episode, so grab a coffee or put on those earbuds and sneakers and listen up.
Special Guest – Katie Stork
Katie is the Creative Communications and Referendum Campaign Leader for FEH Design.
As FEH Design’s Referendum Campaign Coordinator and Marketing Professional her job is being a behind the scenes cheerleader for her clients both inside and outside of the office. The ability to work with her colleagues and their clients during the very beginning stages of a project is highly rewarding. She enjoys going out into the communities they serve and getting to know the people they design buildings for.
As a Referendum Campaign Coordinator, she’s had the pleasure to work with school districts and lead them through a bond referendum process. While every campaign is unique to the clients they are serving, her ability to empathize and create connections and deliver the message is the same. She is proud to serve a diverse clientele from concept to completion and beyond.