Zimmerman named Acadiana Advocate advertising manager Zimmerman named Acadiana Advocate advertising manager Kathie Zimmerman, advertising manager for The Acadiana Advocate Advocate staff report Jan. 19, 2014 Comments Kathie Zimmerman, who has more than two decades’ experience in the Lafayette newspaper advertising business, has been named the advertising manager for The Acadiana Advocate. Zimmerman joined The Acadiana Advocate after 21 years with The Daily Advertiser, where she served as sales manager and handled key accounts. Before that, she spent nine years with IberiaBank, managing the bank’s properties. Zimmerman said an honest and straightforward approach has helped her in marketing and sales, along with her follow-through and trust from clients that she would keep her promises. Zimmerman grew up in Lafayette Parish. She graduated from Carencro High School and attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is active in the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, the American Red Cross and the United Way of Acadiana.