Kate O'Malley, Founder & CEO

Communications, Strategy, Marketing, Innovation, Stakeholder Relations


  • 25+ years consulting with clients to help them communicate with target audiences, manage challenging issues, develop and implement strategies, advocate to advance priorities, and raise their profiles.  
  • Policy Advisor and Speechwriter for a United States Senator in Washington, D.C.; senior staff on health, education, women's, children's, and seniors' issues, as well as appropriations for the District of Columbia 
  • Adjunct Faculty for the University of the Notre Dame business school - Nonprofit Executive Program; presented to hundreds of nonprofit leaders across the country.
  • Practiced law at a large firm; represented clients in Chicago's City Hall and before other municipalities.  
  • Marketing, communications, and strategy associate at Aetna Life & Casualty
  • Awarded one of 25 Skadden Arps Public Interest Law Fellowships presented annually; provided legal services to Latinas in domestic violence and family law cases.
  • Director of the Latin America Advocacy Initiative for Mental Disability Rights International; promoted the rights of people with mental illness and developmental disabilities.  
  • Creator and producer of a sketch and improvised comedy show that ran for more than a year Chicago; managed all marketing, promotions, sponsorships, and operations.  
  • Speaker, facilitator, and panelist at several conferences and events in the U.S., Latin America, and Canada 
  • Proficient in Spanish


  • Global corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Hospitals and healthcare entities
  • Universities
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government entities


  • ​B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame
  • J.D. from the University of Illinois; Law Review
  • Harvard for third year of law school 
  • Selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership
  • Member of the Notre Dame, Harvard, and University of Illinois alumni associations. 
  • Board of Trustees of Mother McAuley High School
  • Founder and Past President of Connections, a group at Old St. Pat's church that ran programs and service projects.