With 15 years of experience in marketing and communications, including working for a Fortune 500 company, being a published journalist for one of the largest newspapers in the U.S., working as part of a team who managed crisis communications when the Reliant Astrodome and other facilities were used as shelter after Hurricane Katrina, handling events and collaborating PR efforts with celebrities and major sports teams, launching a marketing department for Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, and now establishing a communications department as Director, Communications for The Indianapolis Public Library, Kim Crowder is all about taking on new challenges, big and small.
Kim has had the pleasure of overseeing public relations efforts while working with local, national and international media outlets. These outlets have included Conde Nast, The Oprah Winfrey Show (Yes, she met Oprah!), MTV, BBC London, CBS News, The Learning Channel and more. She is the winner of multiple national awards for her work and has spoken on panels, written blog posts, been a guest on podcasts, and given presentations covering a variety of marketing and communications topics, including two talks at the 2018 American Library Association conference.
Kim believes diverse points of view, flexibility, and creativity are keys to producing the best marketing and communications strategies possible. She is a native of Houston, TX, and has been in the Midwest for over seven years. When Kim is not enjoying her professional endeavors, you can find her singing professionally, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, Latin dancing, or enjoying family and friends.