Katherine Saunders

EVP, Client Strategy & Talent Attraction
Development Counsellors International

Kat Saunders is the Executive Vice President of Client Strategy for place development marketing firm, Development Counsellors International, or DCI, based in New York City. A specialist in economic development, talent attraction and real estate, she advises clients on building effective marketing and public relations programs that leverage PR, digital marketing, and research to produce results that shift perception and reputation of client communities while engaging stakeholders in the overall economic development efforts. 

She is DCI’s go-to counselor for crisis communications as well as the lead advisor on public sector and elected official communications.  She previously worked at Hill & Knowlton where she managed corporate clients like Deloitte Real Estate, the Staubach Company and Nixon Peabody LLP.

Kat is a graduate of Florida State University, where she studied public relations, business and political science and was elected to the FSU Senior Hall of Fame.