New Staff: Kimberly Howard and Todd Kato

ICT recently welcomed two new employees to its staff. 

Kimberly Howard

Kimberly Howard, outreach coordinator, will be assisting with the development and implementation of training initiatives and technical conferences, building and managing ICT’s web content and presence, and executing the center’s social media strategy. Kimberly’s duties also include the development of communications resources and tools highlighting key findings of research projects administered by ICT. She is excited to put her videography and storytelling skills to use! She previously worked as a television news reporter for a number of stations, including CBS6 Albany (WRGB) in New York, GTN News in Florida and, ABC Newschannel 20 (WICS) right here in Illinois. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and communication science from the University of Connecticut.

Todd Kato

Todd Kato, technical communications specialist, is in charge of the research report review, approval, and publication process for all projects sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Todd also maintains a database of ICT’s project performance criteria and accomplishments and ensures that the center’s guidelines and procedures fulfill the requirements of the grant agreement and exceed annual objectives. Before joining the staff at ICT, Todd had previously served as a senior course articulation specialist for UIUC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from William Penn University and a master’s degree in technical communication and information design from Illinois Institute of Technology.