Impact PR & Communications, Ltd., a Hudson Valley public relations and marketing firm, has announced the appointment of Kate Wark as executive vice president. Wark comes to the team with more than 17 years of PR experience, having held positions at Quinn, Mower and Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications throughout her career. She will help drive account management, strategy and agency development in her role at Impact PR & Communications.

“Kate’s passion for PR and commitment to collaboration make her the perfect addition to the Impact team,” said Filomena Fanelli, CEO and founder of Impact PR & Communications. “Kate joins us with deep roots in food and beverage, travel and hospitality PR, and even deeper roots in the Hudson Valley community we call home. Her coming on board signifies the growth and evolution of Impact PR & Communications, and the firm’s dedication to serving clients and the region in the best possible ways.”

Wark is a veteran of the lifestyle public relations space, having driven the PR campaigns for major hospitality brands across the globe, including Coney Island Brewing Company, Rosewood Bermuda, Capella Hotels and Resorts, The Roundhouse Beacon, and more. She has an affinity for event management, grand openings, product and service launches, and re-positionings. Her work has been recognized with a PR Daily Media Relations Award, and Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards in Bronze, Silver and Gold.

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