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Catherine Ryan

Senior Account Manager

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."

Robin Williams, as John Keating in Dead Poets Society

As a Senior Account Manager, Catherine collaborates with clients, really furthering the working relationship they have with Walker Sands. She has partnered with clients across a range of industries, with a heavy focus on PR initiatives. By being the day-to-day contact for her accounts, Catherine maintains strong relationships with clients while helping our talented teams reach the clients’ business goals.

Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts in communication from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Originally from the North Chicago suburbs, she lives in Chicago with her husband.


  • Client relations
  • Customer service
  • Account management
  • Problem solving


  • Writing
  • Organization
  • Quick thinking
  • Event planning


  • Books
  • Travel
  • Cooking
  • Baking - though I'm comically bad at it

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