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About Soltas Communications 


Katie is a passionate award-winning communications and marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience leading campaigns for travel and lifestyle brands. For the last two years, she has served as Area Director of Field Marketing, MidAmerica for Marriott Intl which includes the strategic oversight of premium hotel & resort portfolios (330+ properties).


In addition to working directly with hotel groups, Katie focuses on the development of market and segment co-op campaigns and scalable regional partnerships. Examples are MI's Field Marketing Chicago Destination Co-Op, Texas Destination Co-Op, Minneapolis Co-Op, the US/Canada Weddings & Social Catering Campaign with a budget of $600K, as well as the recent Solar Eclipse Cosmic Collaboration between the Perot Museum and select Marriott Bonvoy Hotels in Dallas. 

During the pandemic, professional hurdles in the hospitality industry brought Soltas Communications to life. Katie began freelancing, working with clients such as OTL Magazine as a travel editor (she still contributes to every issue). She also partners with brands as a micro-influencer through the FitTravelingMama brand, built in 2018 after beginning the life-changing journey of motherhood. 

Katie specializes in content development, media relations, social media management and digital marketing strategy. While early career agency roles provided diverse industry experience, she always came back to her first love - hospitality. With knowledge of Marriott, Hyatt and Hilton digital marketing platforms + a strong background in PR, Katie has a unique repertoire. 


A native Midwesterner, Katie earned her BA in Journalism - PR & Advertising from Butler University and her MA with Distinction in Communications from Hawaii Pacific University. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children, yoga, CrossFit, running marathons and traveling. 

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