Ky Cochran is the director of Muscatine’s Convention and Visitors Bureau and founder and organizer of the Muscatine Second Saturday event, a passion project she began with a committee of community volunteers in 2016. She is passionate about crafting events for destination development, helping small businesses gain the tools to market effectively in today’s digital marketing landscape and sharing her skills with others.
Ky graduated from Millikin University with a degree in English Writing (creative writing emphasis) in 2013. During her time at Millikin, she worked at Millikin’s publishing company, Bronze Man Books as their social media editor and part of their marketing team. She held a similar position at Millikin’s student-run newspaper, The Decaturian, where she was also a columnist. Her column, as well as her other pieces for The Dec, can be read here. She was formerly the education reporter and a film reviewer for the Muscatine Journal in Muscatine, Iowa.