News  /  05.13.2022

Fovndry Adds Strategic Communications Professional To Lead Pr Practice Area

Rockville, Md. (May 13, 2022) FOVNDRY, an integrated, women-owned communications agency specializing in public relations, marketing and creative services in Maryland, adds Katy Ford as Director of Public Relations (PR) to the agency’s leadership team.

Ford brings 15 years of both agency and in-house experience leading the strategic development and execution of integrated communication plans and promotional campaigns across a wide array of industries. Prior to joining FOVNDRY, Ford led communication efforts for numerous national, regional and local nonprofits, consumer goods, amateur and professional sports organizations, hospitality, corporate real estate, childcare/early childhood education, and national sporting events.

“Katy is a dynamic leader who is committed to our agency’s integrated team approach and culture for continuous growth and learning.” said Laura Van Eperen, founder and CEO of FOVNDRY. “Katy is already a key member of our leadership team, working effectively with other team leads to ensure clients are receiving optimal value from their communications programs.”

Supported by a background in both public relations and marketing and a strong passion for creative storytelling, Ford brings a flair for dynamic thinking and embraces a holistic approach to communications that builds and supports overall client and agency efforts while driving agency growth.

“As a member of the FOVNDRY leadership team, I look forward to overseeing and guiding staff and client work by ensuring proactive, forward-thinking approaches to public relations” said Ford. “Integrated communication programs are essential to current and future client success.”

Ford holds a bachelor’s degree in sports and event management from Shepherd University, where she also served as an editor for the university newspaper. Away from the office, Ford enjoys short walks around her neighborhood, candlelit pizza dinners and indulging in the wide world of sports. You can find her rooting for her beloved New Orleans Saints every Sunday, however, every day she’s proudly cheering on her favorite team – her husband Brian and daughter Madelyn.

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FOVNDRY (formerly Van Eperen) is an award-winning, fully integrated communications agency that has made its mark in the public and private sectors, plus a variety of membership-based associations since 2004. We craft custom solutions for multiple industries, including: Health & Science, Transportation, Real Estate, Education, Consumer Packaged Goods, and more. With offices in Rockville and Baltimore, our Maryland-based PR and marketing firm also fulfills the creative and branding needs of businesses and organizations in the DMV and beyond.

We’re a certified minority business enterprise (MBE)/disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. As well, FOVNDRY is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) that’s on the federal GSA AIMS schedule (GS07F0312T), and on a mission to help DoD and HHS agencies. Get to know us better in person, and connect with us daily via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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