KATHERINE ERICKSON

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Katherine is a 30-year master public relations professional specializing in a strategic approach to communication. She understands the power of results-oriented marketing and evaluation. Katherine is known for having a sharp eye for detail and is focused on success. She has managed communication budgets from $15,000 to $1.6 million.

Katherine has experience in providing PR for public education, higher education, chambers of commerce, technology, regional economic development, council of governments, convention & visitors’ bureaus, US Postal Service, Shriners Burn Awareness Campaigns, the DFW Medical Center Foundation, political campaigns, economic development, private industry councils, the Small Business Development Center & US Small Business Administration. Katherine has also coordinated successful bond elections with high approval ratings.

Before joining Vanguard she worked as a Senior Communications Advisor for Texas School Planning Inc., providing school districts with bond election services, marketing plans, branding strategies and facility planning services.

She has a master’s degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio.