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Posts: Katherine Mackey

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As a Managing Account Supervisor on Ketchum’s Issues and Crisis team, Katherine brings experience working across multiple industries including healthcare, energy, retail and technology.

Katherine brings deep industry knowledge across the sectors in which she has worked, as well as specialized experience working on issues and crises that include data breaches, contract negotiations, lawsuits, product recalls and many other reputational threats on behalf of her clients. Katherine works proactively with clients on assessing and building crisis management structures and capabilities among teams before a crisis hits, as well as providing in the moment, critical war-room counseling. In addition, she manages ongoing monitoring and stakeholder engagement programs to enhance clients’ issues management efforts.

Prior to joining Ketchum, she worked at two Washington, D.C. agencies specializing in crisis communications and public affairs for healthcare clients.

Katherine graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a minor in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Bolstering Cybersecurity Resiliency: Top 5 Trends for 2019

by Katherine Mackey| October 18, 2019

The world of cybersecurity is constantly evolving as hackers adapt their techniques, creating new tools and workarounds to exploit vulnerabilities that most businesses don’t even know exist until it is too late. Companies and security teams are fighting to become more agile and keep up pace.

8 Steps to Increase Your Organization’s Crisis Resiliency

by Katherine Mackey| December 13, 2017

Crisis preparedness is important. But is it essential? Your organization may not think so and it’s easy to understand why. Preparing for an event that may occur is easy to put aside when teams are busy with what’s relevant now. Unfortunately, the experience of managing an actual crisis prompts organizations to finally begin preparing for […]

As Universities Evolve, So Must University Communications

by Katherine Mackey| July 26, 2017

Universities have always been a breeding ground for activism on society’s inequalities. But today, as the national opprobrium intensifies, higher education campuses are seeing this play out more intensely. As a result, university leaders and chief communicators must continually look at existing communications strategies, and how new higher education dynamics may impact those strategies for the […]