Katie Conter

Co-Chair, CNR

Profile

Having a proven track record of success, and as a trusted operative experienced in all aspects of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s political circles, Katie is currently serving as Co-Chair of Community Networking Resources (CNR). Katie has the substantive experience, political connections, private and non-profit sector relationships necessary to deliver optimum outcomes for McNees Strategic Solutions Group (MSSG) and its diverse portfolio of clients. The McNees Strategic Solutions Group is a full-service government affairs, grassroots advocacy and non-profit consulting group. Our diverse team of lobbyists, government relations specialists, grassroots professionals and non-profit experts have the experience and relationships necessary to deliver results for public sector, private sector, and non-profit clients alike. The McNees team includes nineteen professionals, and many of our team members served in high level executive positions for former Pennsylvania governors, state legislators, and county and local elected officials. Together, we understand the inner workings of each level of government and have the unique and direct perspective of how the various levels and branches of government work together.

Within MSSG, Katie focuses on:
County & Local Government Relations
On a daily basis, decisions are made across Pennsylvania in county and local government meetings that have lasting effects on private sector entities. Our team focuses on ensuring that our clients have a seat at the table with those local officials when they make decisions. Whether it is a key contract to provide services to the municipality or a pivotal decision on an economic development project, our team will have you in the same room with the decision makers to ensure your voice is heard before they make those key votes.

Grassroots Advocacy:
When an elected official is in session on an official meeting, there is constant activity with people advocating for their specific issue. Whether it be in Harrisburg, Washington DC, or at a local Township Supervisors meeting, elected officials listen to everyone state their case, but without continual emphasis, the issue may become less of a priority. However, with an effective grassroots plan, we can ensure that no matter where that elected official goes, someone is talking to them about the same issue. Mobilizing key constituencies, from local leaders to political allies to donors to regular voters, to make your case on a non-stop basis will ensure that the elected officials cannot ignore your issue when it is time to cast their votes.

What does Katie do for Clients?
Since 2008, Katie has been one of the most sought after political consultants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Her extensive network of political, private and non-profit sector decision makers encompasses the breadth of Pennsylvania’s municipal, county and state level offices. Katie plays a critical role connecting MSSG clients with Pennsylvania leaders, allowing clients to engage in critical strategic relationship development and ultimately allowing those clients develop the relationships necessary to achieve success. Joining the Firm in January of 2017, Katie has continuously assisted clients with “opening the doors” necessary to simplify the complicated inner workings of government and private sector organizational structures. Since 2008, Katie is one of the most respected political consultants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania focusing primarily on the Democratic side of the aisle ranging from local to state wide offices. She has played a pivotal role in representing private sector clients as they navigate the red tape and bureaucracy of local and county governments.

She’s also taken a lead in working with municipal governments and non-profits as they are brought together to create synergies and opportunities that lead to funding opportunities for projects across the state. With her political experience and marketing education, she has excelled in facilitating these relationships that lead to infrastructure and economic development opportunities throughout the commonwealth.

Katie provides a “client’s 1st” mentality when serving her clients throughout the county and state. Her clients range from Auditing/Accounting, County/Municipalities, Developers, Engineering, Financial Institutions, Health care/Insurance, utilities, etc. While providing day to day services for each clients’ needs, below is a sample of services Katie and her team provides to clients:
1. Research and gather information and intel on issues, project matter, RFP’s and prospective targets.
2. Data organization
3. Scheduling and attending meetings for potential new targets/business
4. Help find and secure funding opportunities
5. Utilize our contact base to expand new business
6. Cross service needs within MSSG

How does Katie spend her free time?
When Katie is not working, she enjoys staying active and spending time with family and friends. Katie is regularly engaging in outdoor activities including hiking, biking and kayaking. She also like to prioritize working out and staying in shape by personal training and exercise classes. She has been involved with Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) and it’s sports related activities as well as a kickball league for the past eight years. On the more relaxation side, Katie enjoys beach and lake trips. She enjoys spending time her nephew and five nieces. Any free time Katie gets the chance to bake, she will be making cupcakes and spoiling her cat Louie V.

EDUCATION

Marshall University, B.A., Marketing, magna cum laude

MEMBERSHIPS

Dauphin County Democratic Committee, Treasurer (2014-2018)

HONORS/AWARDS

30 Under 30, Pennsylvania’s Top Rising Stars, 2012

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