Katie Gehrt

Director of Marketing

@NewCity since 2016

Katie comes to NewCity with a background in marketing and communications, primarily in higher ed. She started as a graphic designer, but quickly expanded her career, building broad experience working in advertising, public relations, and marketing communications along with managing creative teams. She holds undergraduate degrees from Virginia Tech in psychology and graphic design and a master’s in integrated marketing communications from West Virginia University.

Katie has a great time collaborating with clients and colleagues to brainstorm creative solutions, develop strategies, and learn new things. And, as NewCity’s chief storyteller, it helps that she loves building relationships and uncovering good stories.

In her free time, Katie can generally be found on a horse and, whenever possible, traveling with her husband in search of new adventures (and great food!). A little closer to home she loves painting, reading, kayaking, hiking, and snuggling with Calico Jack, her potcake dog from Turks and Caicos. She’s also trying to learn to play tennis. So far, let’s just say it’ll be a long road to Wimbledon.

Currently Working On
  • University of Tennessee College of Architecture + Design
  • Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
  • Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
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