October 5, 2020

Katie Hepler: Senior Marketing Director of Wisconsin Communications at Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW)

What do you do?

I’m a Senior Marketing Director of Wisconsin Communications at Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW). DFW is a farmer-funded organization that drives affinity, demand, trial and sales of Wisconsin milk products. I lead/oversee all programs that reach Wisconsin residents and youth, support the 65+ dairy promotion volunteer groups across the state, and inform our dairy farmer funders on their return on their investment.

Book/podcast you’re listening to right now?

Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway. It provides smart commentary on news related to tech, marketing and politics. Scott was one of my favorite business school professors and I never miss an episode!

Favorite Hoan event?

Tour of the State Capitol and the first dinner I hosted

Song you'd sing at Karaoke?

Bad Romance by Lady Gaga  or a duet of Love Shack by the B52s with my sister

What’s the best way to start the day?

A workout -- I’m currently into cycling, yoga and strength training. Give me the energy and focus to power the rest of my day.

What do you wish your brain was better at doing?

Operating at 100% on 6 hours of sleep or less

What was the last show you binge-watched?

I typically don’t watch TV unless it’s live sports. I’ve been working through a vinyl collection that was gifted to me a few years ago. 

What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?

The first female NFL head coach

What's your favorite board/card game?

Pinochle -- I’ve been playing since I was eight years old. Message me if you know how to play! 

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