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Katy is the head of creative for Barkley in Kansas City. After leading work for the likes of Hershey, Wingstop, AB and ag giant Cargill, plus helping land numerous pieces of new business, she was named ECD in March.

The work she lead last year for TAKE5 and Wingstop has already picked up local and regional Best of Show Addys, Gold shorties and more, this year--with much award show season ahead.

Katy has always been drawn to more unconventional advertising, and her latest work for TAKE5 and Wingstop follow suit--a la hacking periscope to turn it into a one-day auction for WingStop’s THUMP and establishing the Swag Exchange for TAKE5 at last year’s SXSW, where festival goers swapped worthless swag for stuff they actually wanted.

In the past, she has been a part of Business Insider’s Creative 30 Under 30, AdWeek’s Top 100 in 2017, Business Insiders Most Creative Women in Advertising, named a Young Gun and, most recently, AAF-KC’s Creative of the Year. Katy is passionate about building and leading teams, namely because she believes great teams lead to great work.

Before Barkley, Katy spent time at CPB Boulder and Mullen Boston.