Katharine Hickey, B.Comm.(Co-op.)'87
Katharine is a business professional with a broad background in business, marketing, advertising and communications. She has extensive experience developing and executing business and marketing strategies for clients. Over the last 30 years, she has gained expertise working with a variety of clients in the public and private sector during her time with Target Marketing and Communications, Bristol Communications, Cable Atlantic (now Rogers Cable), the Economic Recovery Commission and Kraft Canada (Ontario and NL). Ms. Hickey created Plank Marketing & Communications in 2006 and serves as President. She has contributed her time and talents over the years to numerous boards, including the St. John’s International Airport Authority, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Opera on the Avalon. She plays an active role in many volunteer activities in the community including St. John’s Soccer Association and many other not for profit organizations. She is past member of the Business Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Institute of Corporate Directors. For the past three years Katharine has been an active Alumni with Memorial University’s Board of Regents - serving as as Vice-Chair of the Campus Planning and Development Committee. She has also served on various ad-hoc committees as required by the Chair. The next 3 years will be an exciting time for the University as it continues its growth trajectory in student enrolment and playing a key role in in the community.