Katy believes in the power of integrated communications to drive real business results for clients, and brings a mix of creativity and consistency to her role as strategic lead on a variety of consumer and technology brands. She currently manages day-to-day operations for Allison+Partners’ Portland office and serves as the account lead for Mozilla, KinderCare and the United States Equestrian Federation, among others. During her time with the agency, Katy has helped to more than double the size of the Portland office and led numerous announcements, product launches and retail milestones for clients including Nike, Kiehl’s and Toyota. Prior to Allison+Partners, Katy was at Waggener Edstrom, where she helped build the agency’s consumer retail practice and led global corporate and product communications for Skype. Katy holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Oregon and a certificate in marketing strategy from Cornell University.
As the best little city in the Pacific Northwest, Portland is known for forward-thinking companies and creatives. Our growing office has worked with brands across industries, from award-winning local breweries to global consumer technology firms to one of the world’s largest sportswear companies. Whether you’re focused on telling your story around the region or around the world, we create the strategies, identify the tools and deliver the results that will help make an impact for your brand.
A city that fosters artistic independence, entrepreneurship, public green spaces, top chefs and a laid-back sensibility, Portland offers so many ways to “keep it weird.”
While some cities boast a deli or coffee shop on every corner, you can’t throw a stone in Portland without hitting one of our 80+ craft breweries. Perhaps it’s those long, rainy winters that make us want to hit the pub but, whatever is it, beer is one of the things Portland is known best for, and we love it.
If you’re seeking outdoor adventure, Portland is the place to be. With Mount Hood and the Oregon coast just 90 minutes away, you’re never far from a beautiful hike or casual walk on the beach. If you’re hoping to stay closer to home, you’ll want to explore one of the 279 parks and natural areas within the city limits. Portland is home to Forest Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the country, and Mill Ends Park, which measures 24 inches in diameter.
After all that walking around, you’ll be hungry. Whether you’re looking for a gourmet meal from one of our Top Chefs or just grabbing a snack at the food truck around the corner, you’re in luck because Portland is a food mecca.