Katie Harvey on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™
Katie Harvey began her agency at the age of 24 with just herself and $2,000. In 15 years she has grown the full-service public relations and advertising firm into a debt-free, multi-million dollar company; it is one of the largest, woman-owned strategic communication agencies in Texas with close to 40 employees. In 2005, the agency expanded its presence in Texas by opening an office in Houston. In 2008, the agency expanded its services to include both digital marketing and social media teams.
KGBTexas offers communications counsel in brand development, crisis communications and public affairs and the agency’s client list includes more than 40 local, regional and national accounts spanning retail, government affairs, healthcare, construction, financial and manufacturing industries. Some clients include Administaff, International Bancshares Corporation, JW Marriott and McDonald’s.
Before launching KGBTexas, Katie managed national PR efforts and generated multi-million dollar media campaigns for Kaepa Athletic Shoes, was the director of PR and marketing for Aztex Foods, Inc., a restaurant franchise in San Antonio and served as executive administrator for NFL Hall of Famer Earl Campbell.
Katie graduated from Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State). She serves on the board of the Texas Business Hall of Fame and is a member of their executive committee. She has earned numerous business leadership and entrepreneurial awards and the agency has received accolades for PR and advertising campaigns. The San Antonio Business Journal has ranked KGBTexas number one on its list of largest PR firms since 2004 and also named it one of the “Best Places to Work” in 2007 and 2008.
Katie serves on the boards of the San Antonio Youth Center and Children’s Shelter of San Antonio. She has been married to Jeff Harvey for 10 years and they have two sons. She competes with Arabian horses for which she has garnered national and regional awards and enjoys hunting and golfing. The couple is active in their children’s school and church.
KGBTexas Public Relations / Advertising
San Antonio and Houston
Posted by Deborah A Bailey