Employee Spotlight: Malia McGovern & Katy Smith

Employee Spotlight: Malia McGovern & Katy Smith

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If you know Malia McGovern, you know she is always on the go. From managing clients and events to jogging around her downtown neighborhood, Malia is our GO girl. She has a passion to learn and the drive to accept any challenge. Her comprehensive experience in activation is the catalyst of success for the clients of Klipsch Marketing and Advisors. Taking care of clients, Chapstick, and black coffee make Malia happy, because if Malia ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

Primed with a smile and the tenacity to tackle any challenge, Katy’s meaningful approach to exceeding client expectations is rivaled only by her mission to make a difference. From the accounts she leads to the causes she supports; Katy is dedicated to doing good things for good people. With passion, persistence and a lot of cherry tomatoes to snack on (yeah, you heard that right) – she leverages her expertise to transform regional and national brands alike.

Let’s get to know our Account Manager & Event Manager a little bit more!

Describe your career in 5 words or less

Katy: Unique projects, people and places.

Malia: Events, planning, and connecting

Why do you enjoy working for KM&A?

Katy: I love our team and the work we do. We do what we need to do to get the work done but we have a little fun along the way. Everyday is a little different! 

Malia: Everyday is different and we all bring something unique to the table. Plus, we know how to have fun!

What is something you’re proud you have accomplished in your career so far?

Katy: Every project I’ve worked on where you can see the work you’ve done has made someone’s day a little brighter. Building the Crown Royal Wall of Gratitude at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is my favorite example. Seeing veterans or their family members see their name on the wall was something special to be a part of.

Malia: Planning and executing the title sponsorship of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Steve told me don’t screw it up the 100th only comes once and once that checkered flag waved, boy did I have a sense of relief and accomplishment. 

When you’re not working, what are things you enjoy doing?

Katy: I like to say I fill my bucket and my heart by volunteering. I support causes that help kids lead happy, healthy lives. When I need to burn some energy, you’ll find me working out at OTF. On weekend, I’m sitting around a fire with my friends while enjoying a nice glass of wine.

Malia: Well of course I’m working out! I love to be with my friends and family if I’m not training for my next race. When summer hits, you won’t find me near Indy I’m definitely out at the lake! During football season, I’m a crazy Notre Dame and Colts fan. I’m always attending games or celebrating them.

Our team wouldn’t be the same without Katy and Malia!  They’re kick-ass, they’re witty, they know how to get the job done while having some fun along the way.  Feel free to connect with either of them on LinkedIn, they’d love to chat with you!

We don’t want you to fight this time alone. If you’re looking for assistance with your brand at this time, you can connect with us to learn more about our marketing and advising services!

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