After a decade of reporting the news, Tim Gallen now plays a key role in telling the stories of Aker Ink clients as a Senior Account Executive. He is instrumental in identifying viable storytelling opportunities, extracting the most compelling narratives and positioning clients for growth. With a keen eye for detail, the former journalist provides just the right amount of assertiveness and timely follow through to ensure all client tactics and strategies are executed on target.
Prior to joining Aker Ink, Tim served as Digital Editor for the Phoenix Business Journal. He collaborated with other editors and reporters to devise and implement strategies to meet monthly web traffic goals and create content for a business professional audience. Additionally, he edited, created, curated and published content across the publication’s digital channels including website, social media and email newsletters with an eye toward reaching goals and audience growth. An award-winning journalist, Tim crafted news articles and other content on a wide range of topics pertinent to the Phoenix-metro business community spanning restaurants, retail, small business, technology, real estate and the economy, diving into business operations, innovations and the latest industry trends.
Tim earned accolades for Best News Feature Story and Best Multimedia Storytelling from the Arizona Newspapers Association while also contributing to team awards for General Excellence and Best Website, among others, during his time with the Business Journal.
He earned certifications in Beginner and Advanced Google Analytics and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, Phoenix Chapter.
A former military brat who grew up in Glendale, Ariz., Tim ventured out of state for college, attending Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a journalism emphasis.
Tim is an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Phoenix, where he has served in a number of roles on the church council and as an ambassador for the church and the surrounding downtown Phoenix community.
Outside of work, Tim is an avid reader and writer, often escaping into fantasy and science fiction stories and worlds. He is a published author, having self-published a fantasy novel in 2014, with plans for several more books in the coming years.
Tim also enjoys exploring new places, traveling and spending time with his wife and young son.