With over 16 years of communications, public relations, special event and political marketing experience, Kathy has worked with elected officials on both sides of the aisle, and supported campaigns for Giuliani, McCain and Carly Fiorina. She has also served as an on-the-record, on-camera spokesperson. Kathy has executed donor and development events with top philanthropists and managed over 140 music festival special events. She is currently based in Europe and is an active blogger writing humorously about running and modeling.
8TH ST PR
Founder of 8th ST PR, Dara provides strategic communication, creative idea generation, public affairs and laser sharp writing to a cross-section of clients, from global hospitality leaders to high-tech startups and more. She recently worked with Discovery Education, managing nearly 40 ongoing programs, including partnership launches with 3M’s “Young Scientist Challenge,” Lockheed Martin’s “Generation Beyond,” as well as other initiatives with the NBA, Chipotle, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Prior to this, Dara was a Senior Director of Communications for National Geographic Channels, providing corporate communications and consumer publicity for the entertainment cable television networks. She started her career in government relations and public affairs.
She is an adjunct professor of PR writing at American University’s School of Communications and is a contributing writer for Washington Life Magazine.