Katie Bender, assistant vice president / community and public Relations manager for Northrim Bank and the PRSA Alaska Chapter’s board treasurer.

Job Responsibilities:

I am responsible for Northrim’s contributions and community outreach activities. I also develop PR strategies as part of the overall marketing plan, and manage internal and external communications, working with management and executive officers to ensure consistent and informative information is available.

Hometown: Anchorage

All-time Favorite Song:  The Gambler, Kenny Rogers


Masters of Public Administration, University of Alaska Anchorage (2010)

Foundation in Bank Marketing certified from the American Bankers Association (2019).

How does membership in PRSA assist you?

My PRSA membership has helped me remember that I am not alone in the PR world in Alaska. The people that I have met through the chapter have been such great resources for me professionally and personally. PRSA helps me stay current on PR trends.

I like the variety of backgrounds of our chapter members. Our members have a breadth of knowledge that is hard to find.

PRSA Alaska Volunteering

Katie is PRSA Alaska Board of Directors treasurer for 2021

She is also the 2020 chair of PRSA national’s Financial Communications Section.