Aaron Dahlstrom

Head of Digital Strategy

Aaron joined Kimmel & Associates in 2024 as Head of Digital Strategy.

Aaron has had a 15-year career in communications and digital marketing in both corporate and higher education institutions.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a Multimedia focus from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, as well as a graduate certificate in Technology & Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has multiple web certifications and has earned numerous honors and awards for his work in social media strategy, digital media, and fundraising.

In his spare time, Aaron enjoys watching movies, hiking, and traveling.

We sat down with Aaron and asked him the following:

  • What do you like most about working at Kimmel & Associates?
    Working with smart, talented colleagues who are experts in their field, who motivate and inspire me to do my best work.
  • What is one thing you learned early in your career that has made you successful?
    Never stop learning.
  • What is your greatest strength in your role?
    Communicating with empathy.
  • Describe the most rewarding experience of your career.
    Launching a major fundraising program at UNC Asheville and growing it by more than 2,000 percent over five years.
  • Favorite book or author?
    Fiction: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
    Non-Fiction: This Is Marketing by Seth Godin
  • What causes are you passionate about?
    Animal welfare and education.
  • Personal interests?
    I’m a movie lover and enjoy practically every genre ... from rom-coms to horror and everything in between. I also love to travel; I try to have one international adventure every year.
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