Director-at-large, Career Development
Kathryn D. Hubbell, APR, M.S., Fellow PRSA, owner of AdScripts, LLC, has over 30 years’ experience in public relations and marketing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a focus in public relations from the University of Oregon and a Master’s in Communications Management from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York. She is accredited in public relations through PRSA.
Kathy recently completed seven years of teaching a full public relations curriculum at Marylhurst University, and has also taught at Portland State as well as the University of Montana. She has returned to work with private clients, and looks forward to working on some of her own writing. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a wide variety of industries including health care, performing arts, the timber industry, land use issues, small business, utilities, natural horsemanship, tourism, government, book publishing, law enforcement, real estate – and most recently, a special LED light that can be strung anywhere on a fishing line for any type of freshwater fish! Articles Kathy has written have been published nationally and internationally. Her capstone paper at Syracuse University focused on using various public relations models for land-use and natural resource issues in the American West.
Kathy founded the Montana Chapter of PRSA in 1996; served as 2001 Chair of PRSA’s North Pacific District, and served on the national PRSA Board of Directors from 2008-2009. She was inducted into PRSA’s College of Fellows in 2006, and in 2014 was awarded the William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award from the Portland Metro Chapter of PRSA.
She serves as the 2015 ethics officer as well has head of the professional development committee for the Portland Metro Chapter of PRSA. For the past 14 years Kathy has run a web site for veterans and active-duty service members regarding the military’s anthrax vaccine and other bioterrorism vaccines.
Kathy has traveled to 26 different countries: wanderlust took hold when she was a student on Semester at Sea many years ago. She considers the Oregon coast to be a special touchstone in her life, and tries to make annual trips to Glacier National Park. Any time she gets to spend with her grandchildren injects a special joy to her life.