Kimberly Mosley - Planes, Trains and Automobiles to ASTRA's Marketplace in Pittsburgh!

May 21, 2019

 

What do you do in the industry?

 

Kimberly Mosley, CAE, CPE President ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association).

 

What are you working on now?

 

Getting ready for our annual show Marketplace & Academy in Pittsburgh, PA June 9 – 12. The best show of the specialty toy industry. It is four days jam-packed with networking, education, and shopping, crafted specifically for the specialty toy industry. What could be better?  (Oops - shameless plug!)

 

Where were you born?

 

St. Louis, Mo. I grew up in a suburb called University City.

 

What is your favorite gadget, app or piece of software that helps you every day?

 

Trello. An online project management tool for managing everything from a Saturday night dinner party for four to a large, multi-event conference like Marketplace & Academy J. Trello breaks everything done into cards and lists. Lists like “To Do”, “Doing”, “Done!” For example, Your To Do list might include a card that says “Visit  http://marketplaceandacademy.org/home website to site up for the full conference so I don’t miss out on the Welcome Reception at PNC Park!”

 

Are you named after anyone?

 

Hollywood actress Kim Novak.

I think I am such an Alfred Hitchcock movie fan because of the movie Vertigo with Kim Novak and James Stewart.

 

Hugs or Kisses?

 

Hugs.

 

Favorite movie of all time?

 

Planes, Trains & Automobiles. A 1987 comedy starring Steve Martin and John Candy. What happens when you put the odd couple on a road trip to Chicago? You get great comedy and a lesson in friendship.

 What’s your beverage of choice?

 

Coffee, Java, Latte, Expresso oh and um coffee!

 

I’m lucky that….

 

I work for ASTRA and serve an industry of bright, creative, talented leaders who recognized the importance of play.

 

What do you want to be when you grow up?

 

Aww, do I gotta grow up? Life is so much more fun when you remember the child that lives within. J