At Katana, even though data defines our work, our people define our culture.
Linda Mansour, our Senior Account Executive, is Canadian-born and started her media career as the on-air Host of the live television show “Daytime” on Rogers Television in Ontario, Canada. She then moved into television sales and worked for Bell Media in their television division. From there I found a love for radio, and spent thirteen years working in radio/digital sales in Canada, Michigan and here in San Diego. She has a puppy named Bailey, and spends her spare time running and reading, and with her family. In this installment of Katana’s Staff Spotlight, get to know Linda!
What’s your position and role at Katana?
Senior Account Executive
What are two interesting facts about you?
My sister who is five years younger than I am has the exact same birthday. I skipped two years of high school and started my first day at Grossmont College when I was 15 1/2.
One thing you couldn’t live without?
How do you define success?
Seeing my parents happy and content.
What is your most overused phrase?
Good things come to those who wait….
What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
The cell phone. When my 79-year-old father asked me to download Waze for him, I knew the world had forever changed.
If you had to go up against Katana’s Executive Chairman, Andreas Roell, in the World Karaoke Championship, what song would you sing?
“California Love” by Tupac and Dr. Dre.
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Barbra Streisand. I have loved her since I was a little kid, and The Way We Were is my all-time favorite movie.
What are other organizations outside of Katana that you are involved in?
The San Diego Chamber of Commerce. I have belonged to the Chamber of Commerce in every community I have lived since 2004. When I was living in Detroit, I belonged to three different Chambers at one time. They are a great way to get involved in the community.