Kathryn Parrish – Senior Account Director

Kathryn Parrish is a public relations professional with valuable experience in media relations, public affairs, crisis communication, brand development, social media and digital marketing.

Kathryn served as Press Secretary for Iraq War veteran David Bellavia’s 2012 congressional campaign in western New York. After, she began working for Steuben Foods in Elma, New York, where she oversaw day-to-day operations and communications for a nonprofit focused on community preparedness. Upon graduating from the University at Buffalo in 2013, Kathryn relocated to Arlington, Virginia and joined the Institute for Humane Studies as Marketing and Social Media Coordinator. In January 2014, she started working at Americans for Prosperity’s national headquarters as External Communications Manager. Kathryn oversaw AFP’s nationwide email strategy, assisted with media relations and provided communications support to departments across the organization, including fundraising, digital media, events and public policy.

Kathryn relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina in November 2014 and joined French/West/Vaughan as an Account Executive. At FWV, Kathryn provided strategic public relations counsel and developed and executed integrated marketing campaigns for a variety of B2B, B2C and nonprofit clients, including ABB, Community Care of North Carolina, Eller Capital Partners, Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Veteran Golfers Association.

Education

Kathryn graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she majored in political science.

Experience

Senior Account Director, RunSwitch PR (2019 – present)
Senior Writer & Proposal Strategist, Aleron Shared Resources (2019 – 2019)
Senior Public Relations Manager, The Martin Group (2018)
Senior Account Director, RunSwitch PR (2018)
Account Director, RunSwitch PR (2017-2018)
Senior Account Executive, RunSwitch PR (2015-2017)
Account Executive, French/West/Vaughan (2014-2015)
External Communications Manager, Americans for Prosperity (2014)



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