Katie Brashear

Public Relations Account Director

Widely lauded for her ability to strategize and secure media placements, Public Relations Account Director Katie Brashear is a determined leader with an undeniable eye for newsworthiness and penchant for relationship building. She plays a key role in conceptualizing and executing multi-faceted PR campaigns that generate awareness on a grand scale.

With more than two decades under her belt, Katie is a public relations professional who can do it all – from strategic planning and implementation to writing, securing speaking engagements, supporting product launches, trade shows and conferences, and planning special events. She has global agency and in-house experience with both B2B and B2C companies spanning a variety of industries such as healthcare, education, real estate, hospitality, technology, retail, beauty and more.

Prior to joining Aker Ink, Katie was a Senior Publicist for Pitch Public Relations, a public relations agency focused on securing national media coverage for its clients – many of which were startups and or intersected with some aspect of innovative technology. Before that, she was a Vice President of Public Relations at Allison+Partners, a global communications agency driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. During her time with Allison+Partners, Katie was considered a media ninja for her tenacity that resulted in top tier and national coverage in outlets like AccuWeather, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Bustle, Cheddar TV, CNBC, Essence, Forbes, Glamour, Health, Inc., Los Angeles Times, PopSugar, The Arizona Republic, TODAY Show, Us Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Well+Good and Yahoo Finance.

Katie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from the Walker Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, with a minor in business.

When Katie’s not working, she can be found running or hiking the outdoors for miles on end, sweating it out during a hot yoga sesh, checking out a new destination or curling up on the couch with a cup of tea and her cat, Bella.

Katie Brashear

Public Relations Account Director

Widely lauded for her ability to strategize and secure media placements, Public Relations Account Director Katie Brashear is a determined leader with an undeniable eye for newsworthiness and penchant for relationship building. She plays a key role in conceptualizing and executing multi-faceted PR campaigns that generate awareness on a grand scale.

With more than two decades under her belt, Katie is a public relations professional who can do it all – from strategic planning and implementation to writing, securing speaking engagements, supporting product launches, trade shows and conferences, and planning special events. She has global agency and in-house experience with both B2B and B2C companies spanning a variety of industries such as healthcare, education, real estate, hospitality, technology, retail, beauty and more.

Prior to joining Aker Ink, Katie was a Senior Publicist for Pitch Public Relations, a public relations agency focused on securing national media coverage for its clients – many of which were startups and or intersected with some aspect of innovative technology. Before that, she was a Vice President of Public Relations at Allison+Partners, a global communications agency driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. During her time with Allison+Partners, Katie was considered a media ninja for her tenacity that resulted in top tier and national coverage in outlets like AccuWeather, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Bustle, Cheddar TV, CNBC, Essence, Forbes, Glamour, Health, Inc., Los Angeles Times, PopSugar, The Arizona Republic, TODAY Show, Us Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Well+Good, Yahoo Finance.

Katie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from the Walker Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, with a minor in business.

When Katie’s not working, she can be found running or hiking the outdoors for miles on end, sweating it out during a hot yoga sesh, checking out a new destination or curling up on the couch with a cup of tea and her cat, Bella.

  • Runner: Whether it’s on the treadmill, along the canal or up mountains, Katie clocks daily miles of physical exercise while listening to her favorite podcasts, books and tunes.
  • Passionate Yogi: From on the mat to teacher in training, she spends her time both in the hot yoga studio practicing, as well as in the classroom earning her yoga credit hours.
  • Traveler: In college, she studied in Greece, Italy and Tunisia. That sparked her love for traveling and experiencing different cultures. Katie has visited numerous states from coast to coast, as well as Canada, Europe, Mexico and various islands in the Caribbean.

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