Interim Director Billie Koester

Billie Koester

Billie Koester
Interim Director, Advancement

1110D Ext 4-H Bldg
1259 Stange Road
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-1327



Billie Koester is interim director of the Advancement unit for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Advancement supports the entire organization in efforts to promote extension and program offerings to stakeholders, lawmakers and the general public. Billie leads a diverse group of professionals who offer design services, video creation, communication message development, branding and marketing support, project management, and event planning, as well as support of other strategic initiatives from the extension leadership team.

Professional Experience

Billie previously spent 13 years at Meredith Corporation working with clients such as Kraft-Heinz, Lowe's, WebM.D., BrandUSA and more. She collaborated with clients to develop and execute custom marketing plans in print, email, video, social media and digital formats.


Billie received a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University with a double major in marketing and management.