Katie Milgrom, MPH, is a director in APCO Worldwide’s Chicago office and uses her strong command of disease prevention and health promotion to guide initiatives and campaigns on critical health issues.
Katie specializes in creating, launching and managing public health campaigns, as well as stakeholder engagement and executive visibility programs. Recently, she successfully led the launch and ongoing management of a national multi-year strategic communications campaign to champion the benefits of primary care and engage patients in the health care system on behalf of a coalition of the nation’s leading family medicine organizations. Katie has also led executive visibility and thought leadership platforms securing numerous bylines, award nominations, speaking opportunities and event sponsorships for senior executives and has managed a stakeholder engagement initiatives to encourage global uptake of vaccination.
Prior to joining APCO, Ms. Milgrom was an account supervisor at JPA Health Communications in Washington, D.C., where she directed a diverse spectrum of health communications efforts, including data communications, roundtable discussions, international communications, stakeholder audits, message development, consumer awareness programs and product launch communications.
Katie also served as deputy press secretary in the U.S. Senate for former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI), where she handled media relations and policy communications for close to four years. While working on Capitol Hill, she gained critical skills in strategic health policy messaging throughout the debate on the health care reform law.
Katie holds her master’s in public health at Northwestern University where she focused her research on behavior change, disease prevention and health promotion. A lifelong Badger fan, Katie received her bachelor’s degree in communication arts and political science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Katie was named one of PR News’ Rising PR Stars 30 & Under (2015) and has worked on several award-winning campaigns. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.