Kathy Ann Hastings, Kate Hastings

Kate Hastings - CV

  • Academic Background:
    2007 - Th.M. degree from Holos University Graduate Seminary, Springfield, MO
    1980 - Associate Arts Degree, Commercial Art and Communications, Johnson County Community College, Kansas
    1976 - Design & Architecture, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    1975 - Mixed Media, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
    1967 - Liberal Arts, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
  • Professional Experience:
    Brand ART events design for communities and municipalities
    Artist marketing and representation
    Business development and economic vitality planning for nonprofits, downtowns, and municipalities

2004 – 2009 Vice President/Marketing & Business Development, Downtown Tempe Community, Inc. Tempe, AZ
Responsible for the following:
Event sponsorship development
Advertising creation and placement
Design of all collateral materials; brand creation and management
Public Relations and media services
Business cooperative promotions and marketing
Business development strategic design

1998 -2002 Director of Marketing and Producer of the Topeka Jazz Festival
Responsible for the following:
Marketing, advertising, promotion, and public relations; box office services
Audience development, education programming, and youth education services
Young Artists of the Year Awards program
Topeka Jazz Festival All-Star Academy masterclass and residency program

1993 -1997 President and CEO, SEAFAIR, Inc., and the SEAFAIR Foundation, Seattle, WA. Two nonprofit organizations that promote Seattle through major community and international programs, events, and festivals

1992 -1993 Director of Events and Marketing, World Youth Day, Denver, CO (501-c-3)
A one-time conference involving 165,000 registered participants, featuring Pope John Paul II in five days of conference with young adult Catholics from 72 nations; attended by President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, and Canadian, Mexican, and Italian Heads of State

1988 -1992 Vice President, Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc., Denver, CO
Holding company for Downtown Denver, Inc.
Denver Civic Ventures (501-c-3),
Downtown Denver Events, and the 16th Street Mall Business Improvement District during the period in which Denver “turned around” in development and vitality; with a $6.5 million zero-based budget; staff of 24; marketing & business development

1987 -1988 Director of Competition and Club Management, United States Figure Skating Association, Colorado Springs, CO
National governing body of amateur World and Olympic figure skating in the United States

1986 Promotion and Event Manager, Downtown Council of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Downtown advocacy and development organization, a subsidiary of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, MO; responsible for the following:
Membership development, volunteer management, event planning, promotions, and public relations, and media communications;

Administrative Director, NCAA Midwest Regional Men’s Basketball Championship and 1988 NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship, Big Eight Conference, Kansas City, MO
The nation’s foremost collegiate basketball tournament and championship; responsible for the following:
Directed start-up planning and organization of the local organizing committee; community event promotion; volunteer recruitment, training, and management; tournament logistical organization; and $200,000 initial funding program;

1985 -1986 Marketing Services Manager, K.C. Masterpiece Products, Inc. (K.C. Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce)
Brand management; product rollout into 50 national markets

1982 -1985 President and Chairman of the Board, 1985 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Kansas City, MO
Planned and produced national championships

1979 -80 Teaching Assistant, Commercial Art Program; Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
Assisted instruction in graphic arts darkroom photography