Full Legal Name:
Kara Elisabeth Mahoney
Karasimo – My dad gave me this nickname when I was young and it happened to stick around for 23 years ☺
College Alma Mater:
Grand Valley State University – Go Lakers!!!
My dream job in 6th grade was:
Television News Anchor – I’ve always found the news interesting and entered college as a Broadcast Journalism major. Although I enjoyed several media courses, I found my true passion in my Advertising and Public Relations courses.
My daily morning ritual includes:
Making Starbucks coffee, watching Good Morning America and when it’s not below- zero temperatures I like to walk to work.
Favorite part of HYC Agency Life:
I really enjoy being able to work with different teams and people every day. I also like the fact that one of our clients, Advocate Health Care, has had such a powerful impact on my family. My mom received her cancer treatment at an Advocate hospital and it’s really inspiring to see all of the amazing work we do for such a great healthcare system.
Best advice for aspiring marketing professionals:
Always ask questions and never be afraid to give your input. I think this is important especially for young professionals since we are often timid during the first few years of our careers.