Kate Dillon is a Managing Director at Prosek Partners where she serves as a strategic communications practitioner and partner. Since joining the firm in 2009, she has led accounts across financial and professional services, with a focus on asset management, insurance and banking.
Kate specializes in creating and executing holistic communications programs that create impact and support long-term business goals. In her tenure at Prosek, Kate has worked closely with public and private companies to build and protect their media profiles, develop corporate narratives and positioning, enhance brand equity, manage crisis situations, guide clients through M&A, IPO and spin-off transactions, engage employees and execute integrated creative campaigns.
She graduated summa cum laude from Fairfield University, where she also serves as an adjunct professor. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is a graduate of the Arthur Page Society’s Future Leaders program.
Q & A
What are you most proud of in your career?
At the very beginning of my career, I was offered a seat on a rocket ship and I jumped on. I started at Prosek as an intern and have since worked with incredibly creative, talented and fascinating people. I’m most proud of being a part of Prosek’s journey and growth over the past decade plus and becoming the firm’s first homegrown Managing Director.
Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
I had my hair chopped off on television while working as an intern at a broadcast network and our on-air talent didn’t show.
How would your mother describe you?
Full of energy, hard-working and tall (which, in this case, is relative).
What are your greatest strengths as a communications practitioner?
Curiosity, adaptability, hustle and being able to make sense out of chaos.
What is your favorite food?
Sunday dinner pasta.
Describe your perfect client.
One that views our work together as a partnership – in a great client relationship, we can collaborate, get creative, solve problems and elevate each other’s ideas.
What three hobbies or activities do you enjoy most?
Nothing beats a great day at the beach, traveling, seeing live music and, most of all, spending time outdoors with my family, which includes 4-year-old twins and a 2-year-old wannabe triplet.
What’s your favorite part of the workday?
Those little breaks during the day where you can find a few minutes to pop by someone’s desk or call to say “hi” are the best parts of the day. Sometimes the best ideas or solution to a tricky problem come out of these moments.
Who would play you in the movie version of your life?
My daughter Natalie. We’re the real twins in our family and this could be her breakout role.
What is your favorite quote?
"You just keep thinking Butch, that’s what you’re good at."
– The Sundance Kid (Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid)