Account Director Kimberly Lianthamani, is unstoppable, determined—and always has been. Even as a kid, Kim meant business. A budding peanut butter aficionado with a taste for the finer things, she took the liberty of writing letters to Jif and Skippy, urging the peanut butter companies to adapt Reese’s recipe (her favorite) and citing data from a classroom poll to support her counsel.
That same determination saw the CA native through college at UC Davis where she earned a degree in Communication, and brought her early PR success transforming GoDaddy’s image in advance of the company’s IPO and pioneering marcomm for the nascent phone app industry back in 2011. An invaluable member of the Karbo Com team since joining the agency in 2016, Kim now expertly directs some of Karbo Com’s biggest accounts including TIBCO and TDK.
On rare, lucky occasions the office is graced with a visit from Butters, Kim’s 8-year-old, 90-lb lap dog. “He’s been with me since before the start of my PR career,” says Kim. “While he doesn’t share the same enthusiasm for media relations, he’s an especially skilled snacker and high-fiver. He knows how to close doors, and has great intuition for the most inconvenient times to start making a lot of noise.”
If prompted, Kim will tell you that the high school superlative she should have gotten is “Least Likely to Change.” Considering the former PB pen pal’s current dessert of choice—Marla Bakery’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Cake—we can’t help but to agree.
Five fast facts
Weirdest job – College Sports Mascot
Favorite movie of all time – Bad teacher
Biggest adventure – Diving the Rainbow Reef in Fiji
Essential ingredients for a happy life –
A traveling cribbage board and waterproof deck of cards
What does it take to make great work happen? – The ability to disagree and commit at the same time
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