Katie Catalano

Katie Catalano

Account Manager

  • Background

    Born and raised in South Florida, earned a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy and an M.S. in Applied American Politics and Policy from Florida State University. Started in government working for the Florida House of Representatives before moving onto campaigns (Gwen Graham for Congress) and nonprofit work (Anthony Phoenix Branca Foundation). Spent some time in private sector marketing and communications before joining the Mack Sumner team. 

  • First Job

    Hostess at the Applebee’s in my hometown

  • Career Highlights

    Working with the team that organized the Florida Clean Energy Congress conferences, helping elect Gwen Graham to Congress, one of only two Democrats in the country to defeat a Republican incumbent in 2014, and helping bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving by kickstarting the government relations and grassroots organizing efforts of the Anthony Phoenix Branca Foundation. #BecauseAnthony

  • Guiding Principles

    1. Your personal success is always in your own hands.
    2. Environmental regulations aren’t created to save the earth; they’re created to save the human race.
    3. If there’s something you don’t know how to do, you can probably learn how in ten minutes on Google. 
  • Inspiration

    My parents, every obstacle I’ve ever faced, and all of the people who cannot fight for themselves because they are too busy fighting to get by.

  • Giving Back

    Anthony Phoenix Branca Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, World Wildlife Fund

  • Outside Interests

    Musical theater, Game of Thrones, running, eating my way through the Washington D.C. Michelin Guide, re-watching romantic comedies, and baking sourdough bread. 

  • Favorite Sport/Sports Team

    The Miami Dolphins and the Florida State Seminoles!

  • Indulgence

    Anything with lactose as the primary sugar, shellfish, the smell of nothing but butter and onions cooking, and the occasional reality show. 

  • Hometown

    Margate, FL