Katie Heraty, Media Relations Expert

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A bit about me
I graduated from the University of WI-Milwaukee in Communications. Over the years, I worked in the field of public relations for top consumer brands, non-for-profits and industry experts. I also spent 15 years working in the production department at The Oprah Winfrey Show. As Oprah's Booker, I worked closely with publicists on developing show ideas and partnerships. My experience with working on both sides of the media gives me a unique perspective as a PR professional.

What I’m passionate about at work
I am passionate about the creative process, building relationships with the media, telling a great story and securing placements for our clients.

A favorite memory at CSG
I enjoyed working with celebrity pet vet, Dr. Barbara Royal on the launch of her book The Royal Treatment. We created media partnerships which resulted in long term relationships and placements including regular segments on FOX. I enjoyed developing ongoing educational and compelling pet related stories.

My favorite things to do outside of work
When I'm not at work, I like connecting with friends or family, biking and volunteering in my community!

A quote that inspires me
"When difficulties arise, the positive thinker takes them as creative opportunities." – Norman Vincent Peale