SPOTLIGHT: KATE HARDIN
Executive Vice President, Ruder Finn
Kate is currently an Executive Vice President at Ruder Finn, one of the world’s largest independent global communications and creative agencies. Ruder Finn has defined and redefined PR for more than 70 years, shaping communications that help move industry-defining brands, companies and leaders from what’s now to what’s next. Kate leads Ruder Finn’s Corporate Healthcare team, working across large pharma, biotech, health tech and non-profit clients. Her experience focuses on creating and executing strategic business transformation and corporate reputation programs in the healthcare space, with a focus on corporate positioning, executive thought leadership, media relations and internal communications and employee engagement. Kate received the Agency PR Pro of the Year award from PR News in 2017. She graduated with a B.A. in International Affairs and French from Lafayette College, where she serves on the alumni network, advising and providing career advice to current students.