Kate’s sports background helped her walk right into Hipp Inspired. A master’s degree in Sport Administration from the University of Louisville combined with a myriad of big-name sports and event experience landed Kate, fortuitously, in the right place at the right time (at Hipp Inspired).
Kate started her career at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex as a graduate level intern, where she worked with the Atlanta Braves on spring training and the Walt Disney World Marathon, among other things.
Kate then moved back to Kentucky in 2006 and took a position as the Marketing Director for the 2007 Senior Olympics in Louisville. Kate honed her skills in sports and event marketing, public relations, and logistics – not to mention rallying 4,000 volunteers and communicating with 12,000 athletes over a period of twelve months leading up to the games.
After the Senior Games, Kate continued to work in advertising and public relations at Doe-Anderson, the oldest and most esteemed advertising agency in Kentucky and one of the biggest regional players in the business. Kate handled accounts like Louisville Slugger, Bionic Gloves, and helped with many other accounts in her role as project manager.
At Hipp Inspired, Kate manages pharmaceutical client US WorldMeds day-to-day business, including communication with speakers and regional account managers. Kate also assists with PGA assignments and other meetings and events as needed.
Kate is married to Troy Killian and they have two young boys. When Kate is not making travel arrangements for clients or fine-tuning spreadsheets, she can be found searching real estate listings for the perfect house or fixing up her own Goshen home.
With a “can-do” attitude and a willingness to work hard, Kate brings a wealth of relevant experience to the team at Hipp Inspired.