She has significant experience in crisis communications, shareholder activism and specialized investor relations, and conducts customized media and presentation training for CEOs and other senior leaders.
Kathy is a trusted advisor to CEOs and senior leaders and advises clients on key strategic communications issues. She has significant experience in crisis communications, shareholder activism, and specialized investor relations. She conducts customized media and presentation training for CEOs and other leaders.
She develops and implements communications strategies, including message development, media strategies and a wide range of stakeholder communications for clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, technology, manufacturing, and professional services.
Kathy’s crisis communications experience includes high-profile litigation, cyber security incidents, labor disputes, product defects, product recalls, and plant closings. She works closely with clients to develop detailed crisis communications preparedness plans, and creates and presents highly interactive, customized crisis communications simulation training exercises.
She has significant experience in providing investor relations support to a wide variety of clients, including preparation for earnings announcements and other financial announcement, and other shareholder engagements. Kathy has supported numerous clients in the development and execution of investor days. And she has advised numerous companies on shareholder activism preparedness strategies and tactics, and has supported clients during activist campaigns.
Kathy conducts customized media, presentation, and crisis communications trainings for CEOs and other senior leaders. She recently developed and executed a crisis communications training program for a leading global industrials company, including crisis simulation exercises and media training sessions, for more than 270 senior leaders in New York, Connecticut, Indianapolis, Paris, Macau, Singapore, Shanghai, Delhi, Dubai and London.
Prior to joining Kekst CNC, Kathy had a 20-year career as a journalist. She was Deputy Editor of Newsweek, where she oversaw global business, economics and technology coverage for the weekly magazine and Newsweek.com. She created Newsweek’s influential “Green Rankings” franchise, as well as a weekly consumer-service section that covered health, personal finance, technology, food, and travel.
She was previously editor of The Wall Street Journal’s Marketplace page, and a staff editor for BusinessWeek.
Kathy holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Minnesota.