Kate is director of university relations for the University of North Georgia, where she manages communications and marketing programs. She previously served as director of public relations and director of parent relations for Riverside Military Academy and prior to that was public relations manager for Morton Vardeman & Carlson. Her career includes public relations positions with various educational, nonprofit, business, and government organizations.
Kate earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Georgia Southern University. A past board member of the Northeast Georgia Health Systems Community Advisory Board and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, she has actively supported and volunteered with many community organizations.
Kate is an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville, Ga., where she has been an active member and servant for more than 25 years. She and her husband Bill have two children. She enjoys gardening, cooking and golf.