Money Q&A - Chip Zimmer

October 07, 2002

Resume: Owner, Zimmer Marketing Group, also known as Zimmer Senior Services, in Hagerstown.

Board member, Tri-State Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Board member, Augustoberfest.

Chairman, FCA Volleyball Club.

Coordinator, Northern/Western Middle Schools volleyball program.

Volunteer youth coach, Hagerstown YMCA.

Coach, Hub City Sluggers, a 14-and-under girls' fast-pitch, traveling softball team.

Born: Aug. 26, 1951.

Married: Barbara.

Children: Daughter, Kate, 12.


Education: Earned a bachelor's in recreation and a master's in sports psychology from West Virginia University. Earned a doctorate in sports and business management from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Mentor: Zang Auerbach, a business mentor when Zimmer was an assistant athletic director at UMCP, and Bob Guillot, who used to own a large advertising agency in the Washington area. "Zang taught me the sports marketing business and Bob taught me the advertising and marketing business."

Favorite part of your job: "Helping improve the quality of life of retired people."

Least favorite part of your job: "Paperwork."

Biggest challenge of your job: "Helping clients understand the importance of marketing, particularly in a down economy."

Fantasy job: "Playing first base for the Chicago Cubs."

Favorite music: "Country."

Favorite vehicle: "Hummer."

Type of car you drive now: "Jeep Grand Cherokee."

Last book read: "The Remnant" by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (part of the "Left Behind" series).

Last movie seen: "The Rookie."

Favorite TV show: "JAG."

Hobbies: "Fly-fishing, volleyball and white-water canoeing. Bird hunting."

Favorite quote: "And let us not be weary in well doing: For in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:9

What was your first job? Paperboy for the Cumberland Times-News. "I was about 12 years old."

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? "Jesus Christ. Because he is the way, the truth and the light."

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