Kimberly OstillerChief Executive Officer
Kimberly Ostiller is the Executive Director of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®. Ostiller is administratively responsible for leading the professional staff and supporting the association’s leadership and the 935 volunteers in planning and staging the world-renowned Rose Parade® presented by Honda and Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO.
Ostiller attended the University of Southern California (USC) and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where she learned effective strategic writing and communication techniques for public relations, as well as economic, ethical, and social foundations for the field. In addition, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, learning linguistic and cultural proficiencies and ability to think critically about global problems and opportunities through studying the intellectual challenge of linguistic and literary theories, and the workings of Spanish literature and film.
Prior to joining the Tournament of Roses®, Ostiller worked as a Partnership Services Associate for the Los Angeles Dodgers, a major league baseball team in Los Angeles, Calif. While with the Dodgers, she assisted game day activations, escorted pre-game guests, assembled sales proposals and pitches, and assisted with partnership activation events including hospitality events, radio remotes, player appearances, on-field clinics and batting practice.
Ostiller also served as the Special Events Coordinator for Gerrish Swim and Tennis Club, a seasonal club located in Pasadena, Calif. While there, she was responsible for planning exclusive themed events for Gerrish members and guests. Ostiller was in charge of planning, staffing and executing several events directed toward various age groups ranging from young children to adults and grandparents.
While at USC, Ostiller served as the Chief Executive Officer of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. She managed and led a chapter of more than 250 members and also supervised various committees, while engaging in frequent communication with university officials and administrators. Ostiller also worked as a Tour Guide for the USC Admission Center, where she led tours of campus to prospective students and their families, covering USC history, admission requirements, academics, student life and athletics.
Today, Ostiller resides in Pasadena with her husband, two children and their four pets. She volunteers for Young & Healthy and the Pasadena Humane Society, and is also a member of the Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital.