In this role, Thrailkill will support Visit Seattle’s President & CEO Tom Norwalk as executive assistant and provide broad support to the Visit Seattle Board of Directors through her role as board-appointed corporate secretary. In addition, she will provide administrative support to Visit Seattle’s Public Affairs department and function as the office manager.

Thrailkill spent the last 16 years of her career in the technology industry serving as a top marketing professional. She has an extensive background building brands and driving growth initiatives for companies, ranging from start-ups to enterprise organizations.

“Kathy brings a wealth of valuable experience to Visit Seattle and we are thrilled to have her contribute to our team,” Norwalk said. “Her roots are in hospitality, having worked with the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts as Marketing Coordinator, where she held positions in Seattle and Toronto. Kathy expanded her knowledge of marketing and communications to the technology industry, working for FTI Consulting, Attenex Corporation and WRQ. She has an accomplished background and we are thrilled to accept her as a member of the Visit Seattle team in this position.”

Thrailkill holds a degree in Communications from Washington State University and is an avid supporter of the school’s world-renowned Murrow College by making an impact in students’ lives as part of the mentorship program. She also participates in the global leadership program at Moving Worlds Institute, an organization dedicated to developing cross-cultural collaboration and global leadership competencies among social impact institutions.