Kate
Dishaw
Director of Communications
    Focus: Portfolio Services
    Location: Palo Alto

    Kate joined Norwest in 2015 and is focused on driving brand awareness and thought leadership for Norwest through strategic communications programs. She also provides PR counsel to the firm’s portfolio companies across consumer, enterprise, and healthcare sectors.

    Prior to joining Norwest, Kate was an account manager at Grayling, a public relations firm in San Francisco, where she drove marketing communications initiatives for a variety of clients ranging from early-stage technology startups to Fortune 500 companies. She was primarily responsible for developing and executing integrated communications plans, crafting corporate and product messaging as well as managing media relations and thought leadership programs. Previously, she worked at Hill & Knowlton, a global public relations firm, where she provided account support for clients including HP, LinkedIn, Qualcomm, Yahoo!, SanDisk, BrightSource Energy, and Ford Motor Company.

    Kate holds a bachelor of arts in communication studies, with a minor in public relations from the University of San Francisco.