Get to Know Kathryn Krol, Our February Volunteer of the Month

Kathryn Krol, Austin AMA Volunteer

Kathryn Krol

Marketing & Business Development Manager, Trimtastic
Volunteer of the Month, February 2016

Where did you grow up?

Munster, Indiana

What is your volunteer role?

I am a part of the technology committee, which is responsible for Austin AMA’s social media activity. In particular, I post content for our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

What is your day job?

I am learning that as I go. I recently left a position at Texas A&M University in Marketing Communications to accept the challenge of helping form a high-end trim carpentry, installation and design company here in Austin. This new company is a merging of three entities, and I am functioning both as a business development advisor and the marketing director as I am developing the new company’s marketing program from start to finish (if there is such a thing). I love it. Helping companies transition to the next level is my specialty.

Why did you join the AMA?

I wanted to network with a variety of marketing professionals who were not only serious about their craft but came from a range of companies, businesses, backgrounds and skillsets. I joined Austin AMA while still living in College Station because I liked the energy that came through its own marketing. Now that I have been a part of Austin AMA, I believe Austin has a lot of marketing talent that it hasn’t even begun to fully utilize. I wouldn’t be surprised to find Austin leading industry-wide marketing trends at some point in the future.

What (or who) is your favorite marketing blog or thought leader?

Lately, I have fallen in love with HubSpot. It’s my go-to site because it features smart blogs from a variety of marketers and has an eye on marketing industry news, tips and information—all with a visually appealing aesthetic and a light sense of humor.

What is the one thing you’ve been inspired by lately?

All I can say is that the year 2015 was one huge inspiration. So many changes and forward moves occurred that I have no problem believing 2016 will be even better. In other words, I guess it’s easier to say ‘change’.

Describe yourself in one word:

Bold (but I still hate public speaking).

Connect with Kathryn on LinkedIn.

Special thanks to Mama Fu’s for donating gifts given to our VOMs. Interested in volunteering for Austin AMA? Email to get started.

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