Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Kathy Price is the Communications Candidate Running for CEC15

My name is Kathy Price and I'm running for public office in New York City.  It would be an honor to be elected by our PTA members to become part of the Community Education Council of District 15 in Brooklyn (CEC15).  

If elected to be a CEC15 member, I will be a clear communicatorcommunity connector, and spirited celebrator.  I will help connect CEC15 with the district schools and parents, so there is an even greater sense of partnership and sharing of best practices.  I will enhance communication strategies through technology, so schools and parents feel increased access to the CEC, and I will celebrate the successes of our schools, our kids and CEC15.  Connecting, communicating and celebrating our community represent several of my core values as an individual.  I have the time and availability to dedicate to the CEC and it would be a great honor to represent District 15 as an elected volunteer.

Clear communication was the focus of my career for 20 years as a public relations professional.  I worked in senior communications roles at The New York Times, CNN and Harper's Magazine.  I also have an MBA in marketing from Fordham University.  I started working at CNN in 1996, the same year Fox News Channel and MSNBC launched, and part of my job was working successfully within a suddenly competitive landscape where CNN went from being the only 24-hour news network to one of three.  When I worked at The Times from 2000 to 2006, I helped strategically navigate the issues surrounding transitioning from being a print-focused and New York-centric newspaper to a digital and international news outlet.  At Harper's Magazine, where I was vice president of public relations from 2008 until 2011, I created and established a social media presence for a 160-year-old magazine, the oldest in America.  I'll bring the communications expertise of working at some of the most-respected media companies in the world to the CEC.  I will confidently speak to multiple stakeholders, amplify the voices of District 15, and make sure our community feels heard on important issues and developments that affect our district.  I also value communication on a personal and community level.  In 2013, I spoke up and helped make 9th Street safer by proposing to CVS that they create safety signage for their parking lot's driveway.  CVS agreed to implement my ideas and I worked with their corporate leadership team to create signage to alert drivers and pedestrians to the hidden driveway, helping the hundreds of people who walk on 9th Street every day.