As the Communications Manager, Katelyn manages internal and external communications, working closely with partnerships, senior leadership and various AREA 17 disciplines to tell the story of our products, platforms, people and collaborations.
After graduating from Austin College with a degree in International Relations and French, Katelyn moved to Paris and honed her experience in retail management, e-commerce, and communications. As part of the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann luxury department store’s International Promotion Department, she leveraged social media and influencer marketing to reach North American tourists. Before joining AREA 17, she landed in New York City after accepting a role with the French-American Chamber of Commerce, a B2B networking organization that promotes transatlantic economic development.
Outside of work, Katelyn enjoys discovering the diverse cuisines of Queens and reveling in New York’s rich arts & cultural offerings. If you give her a good playlist, a sunny day, and solid pair of running shoes, you’ll find her tracing her way across Roosevelt Island and taking in the Manhattan skyline.