RunSwitch was formed in 2012 by Steve Bryant, Gary Gerdemann and Scott Jennings, seasoned communications and political professionals with more than 60 years of combined experience in issue advocacy, media relations and political consulting.
We are experts on issues that impact government regulated industries. We adhere to a model of personalized service that makes the quality of our work unparalleled. At RunSwitch, you have access to our most senior staff when you need it.
Interested in joining our award-winning team? Learn more about our culture and see our open positions here.
Katie Holston is a Senior Account Coordinator for RunSwitch PR. She joined the team as an intern after graduating from the University of Louisville in May 2018. Katie has a background in marketing, social media, brand strategy and strategic communication.
Before RunSwitch she was a marketing intern for Reset Strategies in Louisville, Kentucky. During her time there she executed branding and marketing strategies for various clients such as Big-O-Tires and Humana. Conducting research and compiling data for the future success of companies, along with social media content creation and planning. She also served as an account services intern for Bisig Impact Group in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, assisting in production schedules, message development and the coordination of special events.
During her time at the University of Louisville, Katie was part of the Louisville women’s club lacrosse team and a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. Both groups preparing her for the business world as a leader and passionate worker.
Katie received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Louisville in Communication.
Girl Scouts of America
Senior Account Coordinator, RunSwitch PR (2019 – Present)
Account Coordinator, RunSwitch PR (2018 – 2019)
Intern, RunSwitch PR (2018)
Intern, Reset Strategies (2018)
Intern, Bisig Impact Group (2017)
Ashley Bitters has joined RunSwitch PR as a senior account coordinator. She is a media and communications professional with a demonstrated work history in news media, digital marketing, and storytelling.
Before joining RunSwitch, she was a news producer for the ABC affiliate in Henderson, Kentucky. As the evening newscast producer, she catered news to a targeted audience and showcased stories in creative, compelling ways.
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Ashley moved to western Kentucky to attend Murray State University. At Murray State, she began writing for the student newspaper, The Murray State News, where she climbed the ranks from staff writer to editor-in-chief—a role in which she supervised the production of the award-winning weekly campus paper, including all aspects of editorial and advertising.
Aside from Ashley’s involvement in news, she has experience in marketing and recruitment efforts. She previously served as the marketing intern at The Vince Carter Realty Team in Paducah, Kentucky, where she launched the firm’s first social media strategy and increased engagement across all social media channels.
While earning her degree, Ashley was also executive director of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Up ‘til Dawn program. She was responsible for the management of their annual fundraiser, branding, recruiting and developing fundraising tactics to help students reach their personal fundraising goals. Under Ashley’s leadership, more than $40,000 was raised for St. Jude. She also served as vice president of membership recruitment for her sorority, which included event planning, creating workshops on values-based conversation and implementing overall recruitment and retention strategies.
Born and raised in the heart of Alabama, Ashley now calls Kentucky home, as she is nestled in Louisville with her husband Ryan and goldendoodle Bourbon.
Ashley received her Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University in Journalism and Mass Communications.
Senior Account Coordinator, RunSwitch PR (Present)
News Producer, WEHT-TV 25 (2019)
Editor-in-Chief, The Murray State News (2018-2019)
Marketing Coordinator Intern, The Vince Carter Realty Team (2018)
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Up ‘til Dawn Executive Director, Murray State University (2017-2018)
Vice President of Membership Recruitment for Alpha Omicron Pi, Murray State University (2017-2018)
Benton Nighbert is an Account Coordinator for RunSwitch PR. He joined the team in early 2019 as an intern and then joined the team full time. Benton is an experienced professional with a background in constituent services and strategic communication.
Prior to joining the RunSwitch team, Benton was an intern with U.S. Representative Andy Barr (KY-06). During his time there, he assisted with the coordination of Veterans Coalition Meetings and interfaced with constituents on a daily basis to assist with federal agency issues. He also assisted the district with grant applications.
Benton graduated cum laude from the University of Kentucky in May 2019. While attending the University of Kentucky, he was a member of the Finance Society and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). As a member of the Finance Society with the Gatton College of Business of Economics he helped organize events such as resume workshops, education seminars, and socials.. As a PRSSA participant, Benton attended a National Assembly in Atlanta, Georgia and also various conferences in the region.
Benton graduated from the University of Kentucky with a double major in Marketing and Business Organizational Communication
Bluegrass Miracle League, baseball program for both youth and adults with special needs
Adaptive Sports Connection, empowers children, adults, and veterans with physical and cognitive challenges through sports and therapeutic outdoor recreation
Account Coordinator, RunSwitch PR (Present)
Intern, RunSwitch PR (2019)
Intern, U.S. House of Representatives (2018)