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Kate Barth

Kate Barth

Senior Public Relations Manager

Overview

Kate Barth is responsible for the overall direction and management of Carlton Fields’ public relations department, including media relations and media training, article placements, corporate communications, and crisis communications.

With a decade of public relations and broadcast journalism experience, Kate provides high-level strategic communications counsel to c-suite executives and attorneys, including the firm’s clients. Her record of proven and measurable media relations results is evidenced by the eight national and regional PR awards she received in the past nine years.

Kate has successfully pitched and received significant news coverage in top-tier news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, Florida Trend, Tampa Bay Business Journal, National Law Journal and other business and trade-related outlets.

Kate believes it is crucial for public relations professionals to help promote a better understanding of the value and importance of PR and media relations. She often presents to professional associations and regularly conducts internal presentations at Carlton Fields. She also offers her skills pro bono — aiding small businesses and other organizations and individuals in various industries including education, manufacturing and health care.

Kate’s professional experience includes positions with the PR department of an AmLaw 100 firm, a PR and integrated marketing communications agency, and a private aviation corporation. In addition she worked as a journalist. She is a graduate of Arizona State University’s nationally recognized Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

Recognition

  • Recipient, Public Relations Society of America Tampa Bay Chapter PRestige Award, Media Relations (2015)
  • Finalist, Public Relations Society of America Sunshine District Radiance Awards, Media Relations Category (2015)
  • Recipient, Florida Public Relations Association Central West Coast Chapter Image Award (2012)
  • Recipient, Legal Marketing Association’s Your Honor Awards (2011)
  • Recipient, Florida Public Relations Association Central West Coast Chapter Grand Image Award (2010)
  • Recipient, Florida Public Relations Association Central West Coast Chapter Image Award (2010)
  • Recipient, Florida Public Relations Association Central West Coast Chapter Judges’ Award (2010)
  • Recipient, Florida Public Relations Association Golden Image Award (2008)
  • Recipient, Florida Public Relations Association Central West Coast Chapter Award of Distinction (2008)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Committee member, Grace Academy Private School
  • President, St. Barbara’s Philoptochos Society, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (2015-2016)
  • Member, United Way’s Women’s Initiative of Volusia County (Power of the Purse) (2014-Present)
    • Sponsorship and Finance Committee
  • Member, Public Relations Society of America (2006-Present)
    • Co-Chair, Publicity Committee, Tampa Bay Chapter
  • Member, Legal Marketing Association (2011-Present) 
    • Publicity Chair, Tampa City Group 
    • Judge, Southeastern Chapter Your Honor Awards (2011)
  • Member, Florida Public Relations Association (2006-2010) 
    • Director, Image Awards, Central West Coast Chapter (2008-2009)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Q&A with the Tampa Bay Business Journal's legal reporter Frances McMorris,” Legal Marketing Association Tampa Bay Chapter, Tampa, FL (July 28, 2016)
  • "Building Your Profile and Credentialing,” Carlton Fields 2nd Annual Associate Kick-Start Program Meeting, Miami (June 8, 2016)
  • Inaugural Firmwide Business Development Training Program for Newer Shareholders and Of Counsel, “Building Your Profile and Credentialing,” Tampa, FL (March 24, 2016)
  • "Building Your Profile and Credentialing,” Carlton Fields Associate Kick-Start Program Meeting, Tampa, FL (December 16, 2015)
  • "Marketing & Public Relations (The Differences and What is Newsworthy?)," Carlton Fields Miami Shareholder Meeting, Miami (March 6, 2015)
  • "Maximizing Media Coverage," Carlton Fields, Miami (February 13, 2015)
  • "Top Four Public Relations and Communications Trends for 2015," Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Regional Conference, Nashville, TN (October 17, 2014)
  • "Maximizing Media Coverage," Carlton Fields Industry and Practice Group Leadership Meeting, Tampa, FL (July 21, 2014)
  • "How to Communicate in a Crisis," Legal Marketing Association Tampa Bay Chapter, Tampa, FL (September 11, 2013)
  • "Full Circle Business Development: Credentialing and Developing Your Niche Area(s) of Practice Through Writing, Speaking and PR," Carlton Fields New Shareholder Career Development Program, Tampa, FL (April 5, 2013)
  • "Getting the Word Out: A Media Panel Discussion with Tampa Bay Reporters," Legal Marketing Association Tampa Bay Chapter, Tampa, FL (June 28, 2012)
  • "What is in your legal PR toolbox? Key tools and tips for effective PR and media pitching," Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference, Dallas (March 13, 2012)
  • "The Anatomy of an Effective Pitch: Tips for Increasing Visibility Through Proactive Media Pitching," Florida Public Relations Association Central West Coast Chapter, Sarasota, FL (March 22, 2011)

Credentials

Education
  • Arizona State University (B.A.)
  • Bowling Green State University

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