Kate Urbach

Kate Urbach, Vice President, is a passionate communicator with over a decade of experience providing strategic communications counsel for organizations across a variety of industries. At Curley, Kate helps clients achieve their strategic communications goals. Kate is a global thought leadership expert and has helped clients deliver impactful programs with measurable, actionable results. Before joining Curley, Kate served as Vice President at Edelman, where she was responsible for developing strategic campaigns across multiple channels for healthcare and pharmaceutical companies with projects spanning thought leadership, executive visibility, media relations and disease awareness.

Prior to Edelman, Kate spent more than four years at Ketchum, where she led communications programs in the public and corporate affairs and healthcare practices. Her experience focused on thought leadership and executive visibility, corporate social responsibility, public affairs, and media relations for several clients ranging from nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Ketchum, Kate worked at Havas PR where she implemented global campaigns for companies
and nonprofits devoted to creating lasting social change. She also brings experience leading client events
at conferences including the Consumer Electronics Show, South by Southwest and the Cannes Lions
International Festival.

She has been recognized by the PR industry including PR News Rising Star (2014) and more recently as a finalist for WWPR’s Emerging Leaders Mid/Large Agency Category (2021). Kate graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in communications studies.

Kate’s favorite place in Washington is Georgetown, where she likes to walk along M Street and enjoy the shops and restaurants and admire the waterfront views.