Kody Ova

Marketing and communications specialist

Kody’s areas of expertise include marketing and communications writing and promotion, social media creation and management, website curation and development, event planning and cross-team communications.

Working with Kody is collaborative and entertaining! His open mind and quick humor can add fun to stressful projects while still keeping the team focused. Listening to others and applying creative ideas are strengths Kody brings to teams.

The favorite aspect of his job is the ability to access every part of entrepreneurship in Wisconsin. As the marketing and communications specialist for the Institute, he is able to touch and promote every part of the programming, from the high-tech CTC to food businesses in FFI and everything in-between with the SBDC. Helping to tell client stories in creative ways is meaningful to Kody. Learning to tell stories through more in-depth video production is an important part of his development.

Kody is passionate about cooking in his free time, testing new creative recipes for friends and family is his favorite hobby. He also enjoys yoga as well as paddle-boarding and hammocking and spending time with friends. Kody enjoys getting involved politically in causes important to him, especially involving LGBTQIA+ rights.

  • BBA, Marketing & International Business, UW-Madison


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