Kate Cusick brings 15 years of integrated communications experience to her role as Porter Novelli’s CMO and Director of Global Business Development. Prior to Porter Novelli, Cusick spent three years as partner, director of project management with Gardner Nelson & Partners in New York, leading both the business development group as well as the account management team. Before that, she spent nearly two years with (Red) as director, brand and integrated marketing, where she was responsible for redefining, communicating and growing the (Red) brand across all media, influencers and partner companies globally. Prior to that, she was senior vice president, director of integration with Team Omnicom/BBDO, serving a major banking client.
As a team lead, Cusick worked with a variety of agencies to bring an integrated approach to client marketing efforts across all disciplines. Earlier in her career, Cusick held marketing and account supervisory positions with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Gardner Nelson and BBDO. She began her career as a segment producer for “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on MSNBC.
Cusick earned a B.A. in history from Duke University, and earned her M.A. in war studies at King’s College, University of London.