Whether you want to talk basset hounds, banking or the Green Bay Packers, Communications Specialist Stephanie Ivankovich has you covered. Stephanie joins our PR/Communications team after working in financial marketing in Colorado Springs. We’re pleased to add her digital communications skills, her sunny disposition and, when our annual Dog Days of Summer roll around, her adorable dogs to the Trilix team!
Stephanie is originally from Staten Island, New York, but grew up in Des Moines. She graduated from Grand View University with a degree in journalism and held positions as a staff reporter for the Times-Republican in Marshalltown and as the editor-in-chief of the Perry Chief in Perry, Iowa, after college. Stephanie got her start in the world of digital communications while working with ANB Bank’s marketing team in Colorado, where she served as their social media specialist for three years. We’re excited that family brought Stephanie back to Iowa, and look forward to sharing her writing, social media and financial marketing expertise with clients in her new role.
More Fun Facts About Stephanie Ivankovich
How did you transition from traditional journalism to social media and digital communications?
After my first semester of high school journalism, I fell in love with the field, and I knew I wanted to do it for the rest of my life. As reporting styles evolved, I really took a liking to social media and found out I had a knack for it — even my dogs have TWO Instagram accounts!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to walk my basset hounds around Des Moines, try new restaurants (I’m a total foodie), make friends, meet new people, attend networking events and watch my favorite sports. Sundays are spent lounging on the couch for 10 hours watching football. Go Pack Go!
Do you have any unique hobbies or talents?
Not really… I love surrealist art, and I want to get into creating that.
What is your favorite type of food or restaurant in Des Moines?
Skøl, followed by Jethro's.
If you didn’t work in this industry, what career path would you choose?
I’d love to be a sideline reporter for Fox Sports or own/manage a Packers-themed restaurant.
Favorite winter vacation spot?
Green Bay, aka The FROZEN TUNDRA!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Croatia, again and again!
Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
My dog Flynn.
Morning person or night owl?
Morning! I walk my dogs a mile before I start my day.
Favorite movie and/or TV show?
- Movie — Blow
- TV Show — Sex and the City, Hard Knocks, South Park
Anything else you’d like to tell us?
I’m Croatian, and I’m super proud of it! I can tell you any random fact about Croatia that you probably don’t care about. Did you know “Game of Thrones” was filmed in Croatia? As well as the new “Robin Hood” and “Mamma Mia”? Both Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll are also Croatian! The list goes on!