ABOUT KATE FINLEY
Kate Finley is the founder and CEO of Belle Communication, an award-winning and top ranked digital PR and social media firm based in Columbus, Ohio. Launched in 2013 with big dreams, bootstraps and a laptop, Kate took the leap into entrepreneurship at age 28 with the vision to do public relations counter to the industry’s work-obsessed norms.
Belle was founded on the belief that meaningful work and thriving relationships should coexist. Most recently, lifestyle design, Conscious Capitalism and Radical Candor each influence the culture Belle has today.
Kate serves as the youngest female member on the board of the Public Relations Society of America’s Counselors Academy, learning and contributing to its network of industry-leading senior-level PR agency owners. In her community, Kate serves on the board for anti-human-trafficking social enterprise Freedom a la Cart and as co-chair for its annual fundraiser, “Eat Up! Columbus.” She also founded and leads Boss Society, a professional network for millennial female business owners in Central Ohio.
Since her first month in business, Kate has been featured as a source and contributor to top outlets like CNNMoney, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, CIO, PRWeek, Cision, PRDaily and PR News. She has received a number of awards locally and nationally including Columbus Business First’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2016, PR News’ Top Women in PR and Smart Business Network’s “Smart 50.”
Kate has presented to small groups and audiences of hundreds at industry leading events like Natural Products Expo East and the Public Relations Society of America's International Convention to regional symposiums like the Mid-America Restaurant Expo.
Topics Kate frequently covers:
- Micro-Influencers, Major Impact: 5 Keys to Great Partnerships
- Marketing to Millennials and GenZ through Authentic Engagement
- Unlock the Power of Social Selling to Fill Your Funnel and Nurture Leads
- Purpose-Driven Culture: Attract, Retain and Empower Superstar Employees