From nonprofit to architecture firm, career paths opened for business developer

Feb. 12, 2019

This week’s Up-and-Comer is Katie Ashmore, business development manager for MSH Architects.

Name: Katie Ashmore

Age: 37

Hometown: Rapid City

What brought you to Sioux Falls?

I moved to Sioux Falls after attending college at USD.

What keeps you in Sioux Falls?

I love this city! I have a great job, great friends and family here, and I continue to meet new and amazing people every day.

What’s your favorite thing about your job? 

I would have to say my colleagues. They are incredibly smart and talented and, at the same time, they know when to laugh and have a little fun. We have the perfect mix of personalities on our team, and I am truly grateful to be a part of this team.

How did you get connected to your industry?

My very good friend Nicole worked here and told me there was an opening for business development, and I went for it. I had never been in this industry before, but every day I learn something new, and I am so happy I took the chance on this position.

Describe MSH Architects in three words.

Creative, passionate, dedicated.

What’s your favorite way to give back to your community?

Coming from a nonprofit background at the YMCA, I have always loved volunteering and working with children. One of my strengths is in fundraising, so I try to sit on committees when needed to help nonprofits raise the money that is needed for each of their very valuable programs.

What’s one business you’d like to see in Sioux Falls that isn’t here now?

A Thai food restaurant.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Continuing to help MSH Architects expand its project footprint across our region and playing as much golf as I possibly can!

From nonprofit to architecture firm, career paths opened for business developer

This week’s Up-and-Comer is Katie Ashmore, business development manager for MSH Architects.

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