Katie Lundy serves as the special projects manager at Inspire. With 16 years of communications experience, Katie is a seasoned professional specializing in media strategy, project management, media training, crisis communications support and video production.
Before joining Inspire in 2016, Katie began her career as a TV news journalist. She eventually transitioned her skills to the other side of the camera, promoting economic development and tourism for the state as the communications manager for TourismOhio. There she oversaw corporate communications and helped launch a new brand for the state – Ohio: Find It Here.
Katie is skilled at relationship building and account management, working with a variety of Inspire clients such as non-profits, school districts, and various tourism and hospitality entities including Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Katie pulls from her journalism background to conduct valuable media trainings for prominent executives and their teams. She also oversees Inspire’s in-house video services, offering an affordable, quality option for clients to visually tell their stories.
Katie graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications. She has a passion for giving back, and helped coordinate the 2016 Kinder Key fundraiser, Denim and Diamonds, raising more than $100,000 for the Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She also serves on the board for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Central Ohio Chapter, is a member of the Ohio Travel Association, and volunteers her time on a committee to enhance the brand and family experiences for A Kid Again.
What Inspires Me?
The ability to spur action by creating an emotional connection. Authentic, values-based interactions is at the heart of almost everything we do as communicators. I often think of Maya Angelou – “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”