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Kate Ertmann 28 November 2012

Entrepreneur, thought leader, seasoned speaker, charitable advocate, math geek

Kate Ertmann is a businesswoman, seasoned speaker, thought leader and a charitable advocate. A child actor for kid’s television programming and commercials, she renounced her Hollywood hopes in favor of a telecommunications degree from Ohio University.

In the course of her career, she produced the independent feature film “Pop,” is one of the founders of the Portland chapter of Women in Animation, and is an active member of many industry organizations. She is a board member of the Portland Rotary Club and also serves on the board of Bradley Angle, the oldest domestic violence services organization on the west coast. Kate became a partner at Animation Dynamics in 2000, and in 2008, became the sole owner, leading the company to produce innovative animation for national clients for business, marketing and branding needs.

Her energetic leadership style can best be defined by the tattoo that runs the length of one arm: a series of mathematical equations, or morphisms, that represent movement, followed by the word “GO!”

Kate’s favorite food is buttered popcorn.

What are you up to?

Running a creative agency, sharpening my speaking skills in front of global audiences, donating time and resources for the benefit of others and thinking of new ways to push the definition of animation.

Why Portland?

Portland is coming into its own identity and it’s exciting to contribute to the process and help it grow. It’s safe, comfortable and clean and culturally engaging.


Tags: #seasonedspeaker #femaleentrepreneur #animationexpert #creativetechmaven

Now that we’ve met Kate, Portland would love to meet you.

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