Katie Mandes has directed the Pew Center’s communication efforts since its launch in 1998. In this role, she is responsible for creating and implementing the Pew Center’s global strategic communication plan. Ms. Mandes oversees all aspects of the Center's external communications, including: paid and earned media, speech writing, design and distribution of the Pew Center’s publications and the Center’s web site. Ms. Mandes also identifies and analyzes trends in the media and public opinion. Prior to joining the Pew Center’s, Ms. Mandes worked with the public affairs firm Alcalde and Fay.
Ms. Mandes holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University and is a member of the National Press Club (Washington DC) and the Public Relations Society of America.