Get to Know Your Board Members: Kathy Wilson, VP of Membership

Kathy Wilson - PubClubAs we are getting ready to kick of the 2017 season, the Publicity Club of New England welcomes new members to the board. Over the next few weeks, check out our blog series introducing you to new members, starting with VP of Membership, Kathy Wilson.

Where do you work and what is your title?
Tier One Partners, co-founder and Managing Partner 

What is your Twitter handle?

Briefly summarize your background.
I’ve spent my career in public relations, primarily on the agency side. I spent 7+ years at what was then The Weber Group (now WeberShandwick), working alongside people whom I honestly believe are some of the best in the business (like the Pub Club’s own Cheryl Gale). At Weber, I supported major tech brands including SAP, Citrix and 3Com. I then worked at FitzGerald Communications before leaving to found Tier One. It’s been 14 years since we launched Tier One and it’s been a wonderful time in my career. 

What kind of industry/clients do you work with?
Tier One supports clients in both B2B and B2C technology, as well as companies in digital health, financial services technology, and energy technology. Some of our clients include Ally Financial, EnerNOC, Global Healthcare Exchange, Stellar Loyalty, and Hospital IQ. 

Describe what you do for Pub Club.
I’ll be leading the Pub Club’s membership group, which I expect will involve educating more people at businesses and PR agencies here in New England about this wonderful organization and all the reasons they should get involved! 

What are your top three favorite things about PR?

  1. The fact that there’s never one “typical day.”
  2. The opportunity to work with an incredible group of creative and talented professionals on a daily basis.
  3. The chance to help exciting companies shape their messages, break away from the pack, and become leaders in their industries.

What is your top getaway destination?
The US Virgin Islands – especially in the chill of January!

If you could take a client to any restaurant in Boston where would you go?
Island Creek Oyster Bar – we’re “oyster-holics” and we love everything about Island Creek!!



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