Kathy Dunkin - 2013

The founder/CEO of Standing Partnership served in the PR industry for over 30 years, and she was recognized as one of the “Most Influential Business Women in St. Louis” by the St. Louis Business Journal.  On a less local level, she served as a popular speaker at regional and national conferences, covering communications and entrepreneurial business topics. Before founding Standing Partnership, winner of numerous national awards for its work, in 1991, she held management positions in St. Louis, Chicago and Dallas with multinational public relations firms and Fortune 500 companies.

An active partner in the global Worldcom Public Relations Group of 110 leading firms, Cathy served as the America’s region chair. She also was a national executive committee and board leader for the Council of Public Relations Firms and president of the St. Louis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.