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Kate Whitaker

Assistant Director of Communications & Outreach

Cyber Florida

Kate Whitaker is a senior communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in higher education, nonprofit, and government. Specializing in communicating complex scientific and technical ideas and information effectively to a variety of audiences, Ms. Whitaker is an expert in digital media, media relations, and crisis communications for both internal and external audiences. Throughout her career, she has spearheaded a variety of comprehensive branding, fund-raising, and event and program outreach campaigns across multiple channels to a spectrum of stakeholders. She holds a BA in English and an MBA.

At Cyber Florida, she leads a team of talented professionals that promotes the center’s activities and accomplishments and conducts ongoing statewide public awareness campaigns, events, and programs to encourage better cyber hygiene among organizations and individuals and inspire interest in cyber careers.