Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Communications
Kate Henry has served as vice president of Marketing and Strategic Communications since 2015. In this role she provides senior leadership in planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the marketing and communications efforts for the College. With her teams, she is responsible for internal and external events, PR and media relations, employee and student communications, crisis communications, social media, marketing and advertising, and creative services. Her team supports over 80 client departments across the College and the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.
Kate is an accomplished marketing strategist and communicator with more than 25 years of experience in global public and private sectors. She previously served as director of global marketing for Fiserv and as vice president of marketing for Pershing LLC. In these roles, she led activities and teams responsible for market and competitive research, media relations, marketing communications, events and conferences, advertising, sponsorships, crisis management and branding for financial services businesses. She has also worked in U.S. and U.K. government organizations and as a PR consultant and senior marketing manager in the IT, communications, economic development, tourism and engineering sectors.
Kate attended the London School of Economics and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MBA from IPAG, École de commerce et de management Paris et Nice. She also holds a post-graduate certificate in counseling and is certified in pragmatic marketing.
Kate’s team has been awarded many accolades for its communications, social media and creative work. In April 2021, Kate was awarded the “She Stepped Up” award from the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network - Florida, which recognized her support for the College in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.