Katie Garlock

Katie Garlock

Communications Manager at People Inc

Buffalo/Niagara, New York Area
Public Relations and Communications

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Katie Garlock's Overview

  • Public Relations Intern at Yoknapatawpha Arts Council
  • Copy Chief, Copy Editor and Reporter at The Daily Mississippian
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Notre Dame High School

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Katie Garlock's Experience

Communications Manager

People Inc

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

August 2014Present (2 months)

Senior Communications Coordinator

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

December 2012July 2014 (1 year 8 months)

• Supported special events and foundation programs through promotions and public relations efforts
• Developed content for digital and print publications, website and social media
• Assisted in maintaining website, online employee publication and social media
• Created content and help execute visual marketing

Account Coordinator, Internal Communications

Independent Health

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Insurance industry

September 2012December 2012 (4 months)

• Wrote and developed strategic associate communications
• Assisted with community relations activities and events

Account Executive, Account Coordinator

Carr Marketing Communications

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry

January 2010August 2012 (2 years 8 months)

• Key role in managing client accounts
• Primary content creator for social media, blog and agency e-newsletter
• Maintained six websites and two blogs for clients and agency on a variety of platforms
• Instrumental in redesigning two client websites
• Led firm e-newsletter redesign, responsible for creating and distributing client monthly e-newsletter
• Execute public relations campaigns by writing, researching and strategically distributing public relations materials
• Coordinated committee of 15 PR professionals to promote the 2012 Special Olympics New York Summer Games
• Provided public relations services for clients in the healthcare, financial, not-for-profit, food and beverage, environmental and cultural sectors
• Responsible for firm interns and delegating tasks
• Gold and Silver PRSA Excalibur Award recipient

Public Relations Intern

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council

January 2009May 2009 (5 months)

• Created
 an event called “The Mouth of the South,” a competition where comedians throughout the South competed for the title Funniest Person in the South
• Arranged media partnership with a local rock 
radio station, 
generated media placements to publicize the event and drew performers from Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina and Mississippi
• Raised thousands of dollars for the organization with more than 100 attendees

Copy Chief, Copy Editor and Reporter

The Daily Mississippian

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Newspapers industry

May 2007May 2009 (2 years 1 month)

• Responsible for editing and proofing the newspaper before final edits from the editor in chief
• Led a team of copy editors to continue the tradition of providing reliable content to the university and surrounding community
• Covered the 2008 Presidential Debate and visit of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez

Katie Garlock's Education

Beijing Institute of Technology

International Business and Marketing


Saint Bonaventure University

Master of Arts (M.A.), Integrated Marketing Communications


University of Mississippi

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Journalism


Emphasis in public relations, minor in psychology

Activities and Societies: Alpha Omicron Pi, Society of Professional Journalists, The Daily Mississippian, Gamma Chi

Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame High School

Katie Garlock's Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Media
  2. Integrated Marketing Communications
  3. Blogging
  4. Public Relations
  5. Website Management
  6. Writing
  7. Editing
  8. Press Releases
  9. New Media
  10. Media Relations
  11. Strategy
  12. Radio
  13. Editorial
  14. Publicity
  15. Event Management
  16. Integrated Marketing

Katie Garlock's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Education
      • Health
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • Special Olympics New York
      • SPCA
      • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
      • Elephant Nature Park

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