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Kate Bullinger

Kate Bullinger

Executive Vice President and Global Lead, Employee Engagement & Change Management

Kate Bullinger leads the global Employee Engagement & Change Management specialty in Weber Shandwick’s Corporate Practice.

With more than 20 years of experience, Kate has advised numerous CEOs and Fortune 500 companies in designing strategies to maximize leadership effectiveness and organizational performance. Her range of expertise includes change management, culture transformation, communications strategy, executive development, board relations and governance, talent management, project and process management and succession planning.

Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Kate served as Chief of Staff to the President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies, one of the world’s largest philanthropic organizations. In that capacity, she oversaw the execution of leadership initiatives and provided ongoing counsel to the CEO and Board as the foundation planned to spend its endowment and conclude grantmaking activities in 2016. Kate also advised on executive communications, organizational development and change management, and oversaw strategy and planning for quarterly Board meetings. Kate served as Chief Communications Officer at the foundation before being appointed Chief of Staff.

Kate previously was a partner at Mercer Delta Consulting, a boutique change management firm that provides counsel to C-suite clients on a full range of organizational development issues.  Earlier in her career, she was one of the founding members of Burson-Marsteller’s change communications practice. During her career, Kate has been a respected advisor to organizations such as The Atlantic Philanthropies, The United Nations Foundation, Aetna, OhioHealth, Bristol Myers Squibb, Nike, Celgene, Amgen, Frito-Lay, Kimberly-Clark, The New York Times Company, Novartis, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Unilever North America and Latin America.

Kate earned a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University. She also studied at St. Anne’s college at Oxford University.


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