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Kathryn "Katy" Herr
Senior Strategist

In her career in investor relations and strategic communications, Katy most recently served as Vice President of Investor Relations for Exelis, Inc., a leading global defense and aerospace company. Before Exelis, she held roles of increasing responsibility and leadership throughout the technology, aerospace, and defense industries in Communications, Investor Relations, and Business Development.

Katy now helps companies of all sizes take charge of transformation moments to maximize positive outcomes and eliminate obstacles with solutions-oriented strategies. Her experience includes M&A, IPOs and spin-offs, reorganization and rebranding, executive transitions, crisis events, and activist shareholder situations.

As an active member of the National Investor Relations Institute, Katy recently received recognition as a member of NIRI’s inaugural “40 Under 40” class. She earned her master of business administration and a master of public policy from the College of William & Mary and her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies (communications, legal institutions, economics, and government) from American University in Washington, D.C.

When not helping company leadership actualize brand growth through transformation, Katy practices yoga, pilates, and as a runner, often sets new PRs in the nation’s capital. She enjoys spending time with her husband and twin daughters, planning their next travel adventure.