Kate joined the Regional Partnership in May 2017. In this role, Virag is responsible for planning, overseeing and executing all marketing and communications efforts for the Regional Partnership and acts as the primary media contact for the organization. Kate and her team work hard every day to share the impactful stories from businesses and people in our community to support the mission of the Regional Partnership.
Kate joins the Regional Partnership with direct experience in marketing, communications and public relations in retail and fashion, most recently with Matilda Jane Clothing and Vera Bradley.
Working with these passion brands has allowed her to focus both nationally and regionally and to execute creatively through collaborations, social media activations and events.
Kate, a Northeast Indiana native, attended Indiana University in Bloomington and graduated with a B.A. in journalism and minors in both business and psychology. Go Hoosiers!
Kate's top five strengths in Gallup’s StrengthsFinder are:
Did You Know?
- Kate’s initial focus at Indiana University was broadcast journalist, and she completed a sports broadcast journalism internship with Northeast Indiana’s own NBC affiliate, called WISE-33 at the time. Highlights from her experience include covering Pole Day at the Indianapolis 500 and meeting retired Chicago Cubs player Ernie Banks.
- Summer in Northeast Indiana equals lake season for Kate, her husband, Dustin, and her two children. They love enjoying weekends at the lake and making memories with family and friends!
- Kate loves to cook, especially in the summer when she can use fresh ingredients from her garden. Her daughter has recently become interested in cooking and baking, which is lots of fun (and creates a very messy kitchen)!