In her career of 25+ years, Katherine has had the honor of being an intricate part of the Arkansas media industry in leadership roles with Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas Times, and Talk Business and Politics. She has had the opportunity to build businesses, develop brand strategies, and cultivate customer experiences for several industries of private and public companies, government leaders, municipalities, and political brand personas.
In 2020, she established KD Consulting Company, an independent agency specializing in business and brand development, offering her professional services as both consultant and specialist with state agencies such as the Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center, University of Arkansas, Arkansas State University, and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Clientele also includes SMBs, government, products, political, and personal brands.
“Your brand is essentially your business and many times businesses find they are weak or inefficient at building and growing their brand successfully. I help them discover their strengths, weaknesses, and potential while partnering with them through the process of creating their best brand possible."
Katherine enjoys connecting and creating opportunities with a strong will to see Arkansas excel and prosper. Her knowledge base and extensive relationships allow her to be considered a specialist in building better brands. She has designed and implemented multi-media platforms, structured departments and organizations, and lead public relations, community outreach, and crisis communications for reputation management.
Her colleagues and clients say her strength is her perspective, placing herself at the table as a team member, providing unbiased insight so clients make progress quicker and more efficiently.
She is a Small Business Certified Consultant, Google Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Certified, a past SCORE Certified volunteer and Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center Contractor, Business and Brand Subject Matter Expert, Educator and Speaker.
Born and raised in Arkansas, she hails from Little Rock, a UA Little Rock alumna, resides in Benton, playing wife and maid to her husband, Wess, and her two human kids, Hayden and Grace, plus circus master of three fur babies. She attempts to regularly volunteer with her church and community nonprofits, offering civic services to improve poverty and food insecurity. She is a lover of all The Natural State offers and loves to share and connect with others who do too.