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Kate Dishaw

Marketing Manager

Focus: Portfolio Services

Location: Palo Alto

Kate has more than eight years of technology public relations experience. As part of Norwest’s portfolio services team, she is focused on driving strategic marketing and PR programs, developing compelling content and creating impactful events. She works closely with the firm’s early, mid, and growth-stage portfolio entrepreneurs on their communications strategies and awareness building initiatives.

Prior to joining Norwest, Kate was an account manager at Grayling, a public relations firm in San Francisco, where she drove marketing communications initiatives for a variety of clients ranging from early-stage technology startups to Fortune 500 companies. She was primarily responsible for developing and executing integrated communications plans, crafting corporate and product messaging as well as managing media relations and thought leadership programs. Previously, she worked at Hill & Knowlton, a global public relations firm, where she provided account support for clients including HP, LinkedIn, Qualcomm, Yahoo!, SanDisk, BrightSource Energy and Ford Motor Company.

Kate holds a bachelor of arts in communication studies, with a minor in public relations from the University of San Francisco. 

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