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Katy McDowall

Communications Manager

Katy McDowall

Katy McDowall serves as a Communications Manager with SAM, where she develops effective messaging and branding to meet the communications and marketing goals of partner associations. She brings almost a decade of communications and editorial experience to SAM, including her role as editor for an independent educational publisher, where she led the production, editing, and promotion of many gifted education books and classroom resources.

Katy earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Baylor University and her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Her past experience also includes working in university communications and writing, editing, and designing for print and online publications.

Partners: Science Teachers Association of Texas, Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, Texas Hearing Aid Association, Instructional Materials Coordinators’ Association of Texas, Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers

Outside of work, I love... 
Gardening, DIY projects, watching the latest TV shows and movies, reading, and spoiling my four pets.


Assessments:
Specialist (Predictive Index), INTJ (Myers Briggs), Thinker (Adobe Creative Type)


Favorite thing about working at SAM:
I feel like I get to use my skills effectively while always learning something new.

Favorite SAM Core Value:
Champion growth (I love seeing my team and partner associations transform and grow—and I love pushing myself to grow in new ways!)