Jessamyn Katz

Senior Vice President

"From our San Francisco office, I work closely with clients on the West Coast and forge new relationships here while also supporting our efforts across the country and serving as an additional bridge to our partnerships in Asia."

As a member of the firm’s senior management team with significant experience travelling and living abroad, Jessamyn has a global role. She established and leads the firm’s West Coast presence, working on engagements across the country while managing client relationships in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. She also collaborates with our international affiliates: Taylor Bennett in Europe and joint venture Taylor Bennett Heyman in Asia.

Jessamyn’s intellectual curiosity and passion for getting to know people allow her to manage searches to fill myriad roles in digital communications, media relations, strategic communications and other specialties. She works with clients in a variety of industries, with an emphasis on the technology, healthcare, financial services and nonprofit fields. She is also an active member of the Arthur W. Page Society’s Page Up association and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Public Relations.

Jessamyn developed a taste for public relations through internships at Abernathy MacGregor and Burson-Marsteller. “My agency experiences were an invaluable introduction to the profession. They taught me how to identify good communications, appreciate what it can do for a business and recognize talented professionals in the field. Early on, I knew that I wanted to spend my career working with communications people.”

Jessamyn is a cum laude graduate of Bucknell University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and education. Having lived in Texas, Switzerland and California, she approaches work and life with a broad worldview. Her Papillon Olivia doesn’t make a very good foreign language practice partner though, so her German and Spanish are a bit rusty. She travels whenever she can and is a devoted fan of SoulCycle.

jkatz@heymanassociates.com