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Kathleen Strand

Head of Communications, Builders Vision

Kathleen Strand

Kathleen Strand serves as Head of Communications at Builders Vision. Kathleen is responsible for coordinating strategic communications as well as internal and external communications across all aspects of the organization. As Head of Communications, Kathleen focuses on telling stories that showcase the people, organizations and issues that the Builders teams are supporting every day.

Kathleen is an experienced communications leader who has been a catalyst for positive change throughout her career. She has extensive expertise in strategic communications, media relations and crisis management in corporate, political and government sectors, including time leading public affairs, national political campaigns and corporate government relations work. She spent the past three years at McDonald’s, where she most recently served as Director of U.S. Campaigns & Strategies for Corporate Communications. Before that, she worked as Head of External Relations for McKinsey’s Midwest Region and as Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Coca-Cola. She has also served as Chief Spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Communications Director on his Economic Council and worked as a Senior Communications Advisor on the Hillary for President Campaign Team.

Kathleen received bachelor degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Missouri. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband, gardening and doing yoga.