Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center names public relations coordinator

Kate Lee

Kate Lee

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 22, 2008 – Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has named Kate Lee as public relations coordinator.

In her new role, Lee will develop and implement strategies for increasing the center’s visibility and enhancing its public image. As a member of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine’s public relations team, Lee will be responsible for leading external and internal public relations efforts for the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.

Lee joins the center with a diverse background in communications; previously she served as public relations director at a hospital in Southern California, advertising manager at a helicopter manufacturer, and most recently, she was the assistant editor of an international arts magazine.

“We are pleased to have Ms. Lee’s expertise in helping communicate timely information about the Equine Medical Center to the public in general — and horse owners in particular,” said Dr. Nathaniel A. White, Jean Ellen Shehan Professor and equine medical center director. “Because the staff at the center is involved in several important and interesting endeavors, we have many stories that will interest both local and national audiences. Ms. Lee will be instrumental in bringing attention to those stories,” he said.

Lee received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Connecticut and completed post-graduate work in the corporate and political communications program at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn. Lee moved to Virginia six years ago, after living and working in many parts of the United States. She lives with her family in Leesburg.