A Big Welcome to Our New Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Natalyn Klump
You can say our newest employee was destined to find her dream job at the ETV Endowment.
"My mom is a teacher, so the educational programming on SCETV was always a big part of our lives," said Natalyn Klump, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at ETV Endowment. "When she was pregnant with me, she was watching Sesame Street with my brother during a pledge drive. My parents hadn't decided on a name for me yet, but when someone called in with the name Natalyn, my mom decided that's what she was going to name me."
Natalyn's mom used SCETV to instill a love of life-long learning in Natalyn. As an adult Natalyn traded in SCETV's children's programming for shows like Downton Abbey, Victoria and SCETV's many documentaries, but her early experience with public media has had a big impact on her career goals.
"I studied public relations in college because I knew I wanted to ultimately work somewhere that was doing good," Natalyn said. "That was always what I envisioned as my dream job."
Natalyn earned her undergraduate degree in public relations from the University of South Carolina. Since then, she's been living and working in Greenville where she had a wealth of experience in a wide variety of industries including politics, recruiting and the financial industry. Although her career took her to the private sector, she volunteered with the Salvation Army of Greenville County as a way of giving back to the community and making a difference. The team at the ETV Endowment feels her background and public relations skills will be an asset in helping her communicate our mission, which is to support the programming schedules of SCETV and SC Public Radio.
Over the past few weeks, Natalyn's been getting her feet wet by helping with marketing and communications efforts for the Endowment's upcoming 40th Anniversary. This work has helped her get a sense of how Endowment donors have been the driving force behind everything we do.
"The ETV Endowment is something I can stand behind," Natalyn said. "I'm really proud to be a part of this 40-year-old tradition and its positive impact on South Carolina."