University Economic Development Association

Staff

Meet Our Team

The UEDA Staff are here to help you achieve success through your membership and engagement with the organization. Should you need any assistance, please reach out to one of our professionals.

Tim Hindes

Tim Hindes

Executive Director, UEDA

Email: tim.hindes@universityeda.org

Tim has served as UEDA’s Director since 2015. He has presented regionally and nationally on topics surrounding social media, marketing, and branding, and has worked with some of the country’s top brands throughout his career. As a strategist, he applies qualitative and quantitative data to develop recommendations, action plans, and comprehensive blueprints, focusing on impact and investment. As a creative, Tim builds the tools for implementation, incorporating methodic principles of design and psychology.

With a career spanning sales, marketing, strategy, nonprofit administration, communications, and entrepreneurship, Tim has a complete perspective on economic development through a marketing and communications lens. As the former Director of Marketing for the Pittsburgh Technology Council, he provided the foresight and direction to enhance the electronic marketing efforts of the PTC, while creating the organization’s social media campaigns and strategy from scratch.

Tim’s proven leadership practices and campaigns are still the skeleton of current efforts of the organization, which were recognized by ASAE, receiving the Gold Circle Award for electronic communications. He also received the BSA President’s Award for Marketing for a strategic regional marketing campaign targeted at youth programs.

In addition to Tim’s marketing and communications experience, he also has extensive experience in grant writing, aligning funding opportunities with client needs and orchestrating millions of dollars in successful grant proposals for organizations.

Tim serves on the local CANstruction organizing committee, an event where teams build sculptures out of canned goods, which are then donated to local food banks. As an Eagle Scout, Tim remains active with the scouting program in an advisory role for the camping and marketing departments. Graduating with high honors from Allegheny College, Tim was active in numerous organizations, including the college radio station and television station — the foundation for his love of communications.

As an avid outdoorsman, Tim can usually be found hiking a mountain, floating down a river, or relaxing around a campfire, when he’s not at his home in South Park, PA.

Jared Roberts

Jared Roberts

Marketing Director, UEDA

Email: jared@universityeda.org

Jared Roberts is Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Right Brain + Left Brain, a Pittsburgh-based, marketing firm. In that capacity he provides integrated marketing for small businesses, associations, non-profits and professional service firms. With expertise in both traditional and new media, the firm’s services range from social media administration to complete communications packages.

Previously Jared served as Director of Member Programs for the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the nation’s first, and among the largest, regional technology trade associations where he directed the development of programs and member services offered to more than 1,500 technology companies, entrepreneurs. economic development organizations and universities. Earlier in his career he worked in business development for a large communications corporation and launched a tech startup that eventually sold to a videoconferencing manufacturer.

Throughout his career Jared has created and hosted more than 300 events including marquee annual conferences and awards programs. He has helped launch a variety of user groups and peer networks to provide members with access to professional development and focused networking. Jared also designed CareerCasts, interactive interviews with association members companies, used as a high-tech tool for employee recruitment. He developed an eUniversity to offer an online training catalog of more than 6,000 business and technical courses to professionals.

Jared earned a BA in Social Ecology with a Minor in Comparative Culture from the University of California Irvine along with an MBA from Waynesburg University.

 

Barbara Hamschin

Barbara Hamschin

Event Manager, UEDA

Email: events@universityeda.org

Barbara Hamschin is a key member of the management team at Kassalen Meetings & Events.  KME has partnered with UEDA on the last four Annual Summits.  With more than 20 years of experience in all facets of event planning and association management, Barbara develops, coordinates and oversees all conference arrangements to create high quality experiences for UEDA Summit attendees.

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