RunSwitch Public Relations is proud to welcome Kathryn Parrish to the team! Kathryn has experience in media relations, public affairs, and digital marketing.
Kathryn joins RunSwitch from Raleigh, North Carolina where she worked as an Account Executive for French/West/Vaughan. 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.
Previously, Kathryn served as Press Secretary for Iraq War veteran David Bellavia’s 2012 congressional campaign in western New York. Kathryn gained public relations skills while 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 graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo where she majored in political science.