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Kate Adorno

I help brands tell their story in ways that move them from industry leading to industry changing. My experience ranges from B2B, enterprise tech, e-commerce, adtech, fintech and beyond.

5 questions with a Highwire SVP

Kate has spent most of career in the agency world but when she's not working she likes to spend time with her two boys and husband. Read on to see what let her to Highwire...

What’s your area of interest and expertise?

I’ve been fortunate to work in many different areas during my career. I’ve done everything from enterprise tech, to healthcare and personal banking. I’m always up for a new challenge.

What did you do prior to Highwire?

I’ve spent my whole career in the agency world. Before I joined Highwire, I was the President of an agency. I’ve always been on the agency side because I love helping clients create meaningful change for their organization, and an outside perspective is a key element in helping to accomplish that.

What led you to PR as a career?

I majored in public relations because the degree required minimal math classes and I’m terrible at math. However, I knew I’d made the right decision during one of my first PR classes when we learned about the importance of reputation management and crisis comms. From that moment on, I knew I was all in.

What I’m doing when I’m not working…

If I’m not working, I’m spending time with my two boys and my husband. They’re my “why” and my greater purpose. I’m also a fitness coach and teach small group classes at an incredible local gym.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. I live less than a mile from my parents and my sister. My husband and I used to live directly across the street from my parents’ house.

Where the rubber meets the road

Everyone at Highwire is hands-on with client work and the principals are no exception. Some of the brands Kathleen has worked with.


Thinkers and doers

Our teams combine strategic thinking with forward-looking drive and bold creativity. We have also formed trusted relationships that result from decades of success in strategic communications. This all adds up to our winning formula of insights + influence = impact.

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Emily Call Borders

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Carol Carrubba

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EVP, Public Affairs and Corporate Communications

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Executive Vice President
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Senior Vice President

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Senior Vice President

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Ross Levanto

Senior Vice President
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Senior Vice President

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Misty Holbert

Vice President

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Vice President

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Morgan Mathis

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Megan Phelan

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