Director | Marketing & Programs
Tammy joined the Innovation Center team in April 2016 in the newly created position of Director | Marketing & Programs.
Tammy was previously the Director of Marketing at OrthoWorx, Inc. She brings extensive knowledge and experience from the medical device industry, from both the original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and supply-side. She twice owned her own company focused on copywriting then marketing. She has a depth of non-profit leadership experience, including as the founding board president for a 501(c)(3) organization to serve Northeast Indiana professional women.
She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism | Advertising, with a Marketing Minor from Ball State University. She is a Certified Coach of Wendy Kennedy, Inc., so what? who cares? why you?
She serves as Coach for Foellinger Center for Adaptive Leadership (FoCAL) (2018 graduate of Foellinger Rising Leaders Program); serves on The Literacy Alliance Board of Directors and serves alongside fellow Northeast Indiana public relations professionals through PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) Hoosier Chapter (Northeast Indiana). She serves on WOWnet Fort Wayne Marketing Committee, Issue Media Input Fort Wayne Advisory Group, and volunteers for The Rescue Mission of Fort Wayne and The Chapel. In addition to serving as the Founding President of WISE, Inc. (We Inspire, Support, Empower), she served as an advisor and a mentor.
She is a member of Indiana Technology & Innovation Association and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and a founding member of Fort Founders Collaborative (comprised of Northeast Indiana entrepreneurial service organizations).
Why do you enjoy working at the NIIC?
NIIC clients are passionate and diverse. It’s inspiring to hear their stories about what drives them to pursue their ventures. To somehow play a role in helping them dream big, get real, and start small is a gratifying experience. Also, The NIIC team is a phenomenal group. I call them my work family. There’s such energy at The NIIC. Each day is different. I am inspired every day.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exercising, reading, writing, and serving my community.
What do you like to do in the community?
My family, friends and I like to check out events and restaurants that are unique to Northeast Indiana. We also like to visit small businesses. I also devote time to volunteering in our community.