Kristi Koebke


  1. Name: Kristi Koebke
  2. Complete the sentence. “I Market…”: communications that leaders stake their future on.
  3. First job? Advertising account executive
  4. Current job? Executive creative director           
  5. Favorite AMA Event? MAX Awards
  6. What should the MAX Awards give away instead of trophies? Scarves
  7. Did you pick Portland, or did it pick you? I picked Portland.
  8. Favorite thing about living here? Everything, but the rain.
  9. Favorite happy hour spot? Por que no?
  10. Favorite website? Brainpickings
  11. Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
  12. East side or West side? East side, til’ I die
  13. Beer, wine, or coffee? Wine and coffee
  14. Car, bike or TriMet? Car and bike
  15. Where can we find you online?

Kristi is the savvy leader of AHA!’s 30-plus member creative services team. She brings keen empathy and judgment to inspiring, mentoring and managing writers, editors and designers, and moving the needle for clients. She’s a champion of excellence and inserts her sensibility and wry sense of humor at once, in every engagement. She is adept at content strategy, communications planning and brand voice development and application. She has provided leadership in creative strategy, writing and editing to Fortune 100 and 500 brands, including HP, Charles Schwab, Yahoo!, Autodesk, CSC, PriceWaterhouseCooper and NBCUniversal. Kristi has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Iowa State University, and a certificate in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

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