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- Departments:Office of Management & Budget
- Title:Communications Manager
- Phone:(803) 326-3791
- Fax:(803) 326-2419
Katie Quinn currently serves as the Communications Manager for the City of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Katie started at the City in February 2006 as the Public Affairs Assistant and took on the lead communications role in March 2011.
Katie’s media and news service responsibilities include serving as the primary media contact, writing and distributing news releases, coordinating news conferences and guiding the promotion of certain special events. In addition, Katie manages the City’s social media pages, oversees website content, writes and designs print publications and consults with departments about their marketing needs.
Katie facilitates monthly Communications Team meetings with representatives from each department to ensure important messages are shared effectively to the City’s 800+ employees. She was an integral part of conceptualizing and implementing the City’s new communications campaign, “Always on.”
Before working at the City, Katie served in a variety of capacities, including publications and web design, customer relations, software implementation, grant development and accounting. When first moving to Rock Hill in 2005, she was the customer relations manager for a Charlotte, North Carolina-based software company, where she directed the implementation process for new clients nationwide. Prior to moving south, Katie, a native of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, served as the public relations manager for the division of thoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Her career had been focused mostly in the non-profit sector, as publications and grant development director at Passavant Memorial Homes, a non-profit organization that cares for adults with disabilities, and administrative assistant for Variety the Children’s Charity. There her duties ranged from publication design to event planning to public speaking to financial management.
Katie chaired the City’s United Way employee campaigns from 2007 to 2009 and served as vice-chair in 2006. The campaigns raised more than $80,000 and boasted more than 80% employee participation each year. As a result, Katie was honored by the United Way of York County with the Extra Mile Award for the 2008-2009 campaign.
She is a 1997 graduate of Penn State University, where she earned a B.A. in public relations, with a minor in sociology. She is a member of the National Association of Government Communicators and serves as a City representative on the York County, South Carolina Public Relations Council.