Katy Fairman

Director

Avid fly fisherwoman. Wades into clients’ communication problems and catches the right solutions.

Throughout her career as a communication professional, Katy Fairman has developed and managed a broad range of communication initiatives for clients in the high tech, biotech and energy industries. She has led internal and corporate communication teams, conducted communication audits, produced live and virtual events, developed intranets and publications, managed product launches and helped big organizations maximize their performance.

“My general approach to communication is to help leaders engage their audience with straight talk that is informative and respectful, while at the same time inspiring,” Katy said.

Before joining Communication in 2006, Katy was a communication consultant managing programs for high tech and biotech clients. Prior to that, Katy spent more than nine years at PeopleSoft in a variety of positions, including director of corporate positioning and senior product marketing manager for the PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management division. Recently, she has been helping Chevron’s Global Marketing communications team more effectively engage its employees in 70 countries.

Katy earned a B.A. in Communications in 1991 from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. An avid outdoorswoman, she volunteers for the Nature Conservancy and – to help others in the world of work – Wardrobe for Opportunity.