United Way of Greater St. Louis recently named Katie Felts as vice president of Communications. In this role, Felts will use media relations and other communications strategies to shape and share the United Way story with our community.
“We are excited to have Katie join our United Way team as we forge ahead into our second century of impact in the St. Louis region,” said Michelle Tucker, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis. “Katie’s extensive media and story-telling experience coupled with her passion for helping others will add another strong perspective to our United Way voice as we continue lifting our impacts and inspiring others to join our collective efforts.”
For more than 18 years in broadcasting, Felts covered everything from high school to professional sports. In her 11 years with KSDK News Channel 5, Katie held multiple roles as a sports anchor, reporter, and managing editor.
Her expertise in communications led to three Emmy nominations, interviewing former First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House, and covering the Cardinals’ World Series championship runs in 2006 and 2011.
Additionally, Katie co-owned a lawn care company called Clean Air Lawn Care. She’s also served as a board member of her church, The Gathering, as President of the Parents Association at City Academy, and is an alumnus of Focus St. Louis’ Women in Leadership.
“United Way of Greater St. Louis has a tremendous history of successful programs and services to promote and interesting stories to share. I am excited to begin my journey with the team as a key part of that effort,” said Felts.
“I look forward to implementing additional communications strategies to help others gain a deeper understanding around the role of United Way and how the organization works to strengthen and uplift our neighbors throughout the St. Louis region.”
About United Way of Greater St. Louis
United Way of Greater St. Louis unites people, resources, and funding to help build strong and equitable communities across a 16-county region in Missouri and Illinois. United Way’s impact on the community includes equipping over 160 local nonprofits with vital funding and training resources, operating the largest Volunteer Center in the region and connecting local neighbors to providers of services through its 211 Helpline. For more information, contact (314) 421-0700 or visit www.HelpingPeople.org.