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Donohue Rennie, Kathleen




Kathleen Donohue Rennie is the unique combination of full-time public relations professional and full-time professor. With 20+ years of experience through her public relations consulting firm, Kathy successfully develops and implements strategic communications campaigns for a broad range of clients, including those in pharmaceuticals, healthcare, education, banking, technology, energy, business-to-business, nonprofit organizations and more. Before forming her firm, Kathy was a spokesperson and media relations representative for NJ TRANSIT. She has conducted a wide variety of corporate and nonprofit seminars focused on communication management and strategy. In addition to practicing public relations, Kathy teaches integrated marketing communications, crisis communication, executive leadership communication, and media relations at New Jersey City University, where she is an Associate Professor. She is also a guest lecturer for the Executive MBA Program at Rutgers University and for the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University. Kathy holds a Ph.D. in Leadership, Management and Policy and wrote her dissertation on crisis communication. She also earned an undergraduate degree in communication and English (from Rutgers University) as well as a Master of Arts in Corporate and Public Communication (from Seton Hall University). She is an accredited public relations counselor and PRSA Fellow.