Hanson Watson Associates
Tim Wilkinson
Tim Wilkinson
Director / Business Development
Tim serves as the Business Development Director for Hanson Watson. His expertise is providing results-driven, cost effective services in corporate citizenship programs, community relations, public affairs, government relations, employee involvement and engagement efforts, and corporate or family contributions programs and media relations.

He retired in August 2009 from Alcoa Inc. after 34 years where he was vice president of the North American Public Strategy Group, responsible for 26 operations in a six state Midwest region, creating and building community relationships and establishing community involvement programs to achieve specific measurable results based on local community assessments to support corporate goals. He provided consulting services on public and community relations, foundation giving, employee involvement, public affairs, government relations and media relations.
  From 1983 to 2002, he served as Vice President of Alcoa’s aluminum sheet and plate rolling
business unit that had operations in five states, employing 5500 people and sales of $1 billion. While in charge of brand management for Alcoa, he created the award-winning advertising campaign, “Quiet Neighbor.” He provided volunteer leadership to more than 40 local non-profits that included Economic Development Groups, Chambers of Commerce, colleges and universities and Health and Human Services organizations.

He is the former Board chair of the Iowa Taxpayers Association. He served on the Board and Executive Committee for 25 years. He also served on the Executive Committee and board of The Iowa Association of Business and Industry for 25 years. He currently serves on the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering Advisory Board.


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