Catherine (Kitty) Taylor

Senior Advisor

Catherine (Kitty) Taylor specializes in communications strategy and has practiced this craft with a variety of subjects and organization types in both the for-profit and non-profit realms. In 2018, after 15 years of experience with communications agencies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, she launched Catherine Taylor Communications to double down on her ability to make a positive impact through her work, zeroing in on the clients and issues she cares most about.

Kitty is most recently the vice president of Memphis-based RedRover Sales & Marketing Strategy, a 13-year-old woman-owned startup that has become one of the most sought-after marketing-strategy shops in Memphis. Her work with the agency accomplished numerous brand launches and rebrands, growth-focused sales-marketing hybrid strategies, and a series of reputation management and crisis communications initiatives. She also authored several pieces for the newspaper column “Guerrilla Marketing,” a weekly feature in the Memphis Daily News and Nashville Ledger.

Prior, her eight-year tenure with the Business Civic Leadership Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce involved communications and writing on disaster relief, recovery, and resiliency; corporate responsibility; community development; and public-private partnerships. Working alongside BCLC founder Stephen Jordan, Kitty found and shared numerous stories of the corporate response to large-scale disasters, such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (2004), Midwest tornadoes and flooding (2011), Hurricane Sandy (2012), and many others. These experiences showed Kitty that a transformative approach to business and community resiliency is imperative today.

Her career began with Dittus Communications, a boutique D.C. public affairs firm (since acquired) serving corporate, association, and non-profit clients with communications and advocacy campaigns for both national and Beltway audiences.

Kitty now lives in Miami, Florida, after lengthy periods of time in both Memphis and D.C. She is an Ohio native. Her M.A. in Public Communication is from American University and her B.S. in Interpersonal Communication is from Ohio University. She has a cat named Mouse.