Katie Spring is Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of Financial Communications & Capital Markets in the U.S. where she partners with clients to manage and enhance their brands and reputations across the capital markets.
Having led communications functions in the hedge fund, banking, insurance and securities trading sectors, she has a unique understanding of companies’ daily opportunities and challenges.
Before joining Edelman, Katie served as the Chief Communications Officer for Citadel for nine years. She led all internal and external communications and worked closely with the leadership team to establish the firm as one of the most competitive and innovative leaders in finance. Previously, she was Senior Vice President for USAA, where she led all PR, crisis and reputation management initiatives for the company. She worked for U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar in Washington, D.C. and was a TV and newspaper reporter for several years.
Katie holds a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.