Katie's career started in Beverly Hills, California. After graduating from the University of Illinois, she followed the sun to Los Angeles and got an internship at one of the hottest boutique fashion PR agencies in LA, Berri Goldfarb Public Relations. She was surrounded by celebrities everyday and her main job was getting designer clothes in the hands of A-listers. However, those were the days before social media, so to capture "content" PR teams scoured hard copies of fashion and gossip magazines and would compile clip books of placements for clients.
With the rise of social media, Katie's career took off. After obtaining a master's degree in PR & Advertising from DePaul University's award-winning PRAD program, Katie began her PR agency experience working for top global PR agencies, Ogilvy, Ketchum and Golin. Katie is currently the head of influencer marketing at a growth marketing shop called Fiat Growth where she helps her clients plan and execute influencer marketing campaigns.
Katie lives on Chicago's North Shore with her husband and two kids.
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Katie's time at 3 award-winning PR agencies allowed her to work with some of the brightest marketing minds in Chicago and across the globe.