Cathryn Kennedy

CEO and Founder

Cathryn Kennedy’s sweet spot is finding that golden nugget in your story and pinpointing the best communications channel to reach your target audience.

With more than 25 years of experience with strategic communication, Cathryn focuses on communicating complicated public policy issues; connecting all types of clients with the media; and developing creative message strategies.

Before starting her independent consulting business in 2002, Cathryn was a senior vice president at Weber Shandwick Public Relations in Minneapolis. At Weber Shandwick, her clients included major multi-national corporations, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations, such as Best Buy, Cargill, Hormel, and Hazelden. She has earned numerous awards including the prestigious Silver Anvil award in public affairs from the Public Relations Society of America.

Cathryn’s other experience includes public service as the press secretary for a Minnesota Gov. Al Quie.  She has served as a member of the Minnesota News Council and is a former reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and Olathe Daily News. Cathryn is a board member of Climate Generation, a Will Steger Legacy, served on the A. Q. Miller Journalism Advisory Council at Kansas State University and is a former president of the Minnesota Public Relations Society of America. Cathryn received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Kansas State University and her MBA from the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minn.