Kate Zaykowski

Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications, MWC Advocacy

Austin, TX

+1 512 617 4542


Kate is a senior vice president of strategic communications on the national MWCAdvocacy team with over 12 years of experience in corporate and political communications and public relations. Her expertise is in creating and executing multifaceted communications plans, including paid and earned media, thought leadership development, executive communication, audience analysis, and message development. Her experience includes digesting complicated policies, regulations and/or strategies and communicating those to the targeted audiences in a way that is authentic and persuasive. She has a depth of experience helping companies across industries maximize their ESG efforts by creating strategic content to support her client’s ESG metrics and goals.

Kate has worked as a consultant and in-house for both state and federal elected officials and publicly traded corporations. She has a deep and experienced background in the energy industry and today works with clients in numerous industries, including healthcare, education, advocacy, and regulatory compliance. 

Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, she served as the Director of Public Affairs for Texas Railroad Commissioner Jim Wright and spent the last five years in the energy industry.

Kate lives in Austin with her husband and two boys and is a graduate of Texas Tech University and Johns Hopkins University.


Crisis Communications

Media Relations

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Kate Zaykowski