Kathy Hatala is the SVP, National Accounts for Speakeasy. Founded in 1973, Speakeasy is a global, communication development firm that helps business professionals, at all levels, examine and improve their communication for any situation – meetings, presentations, one-one conversations, conference calls, virtual communication, etc…
Kathy manages national accounts for Speakeasy, mainly in the entertainment & media industry. Hatala also lead sales and development efforts for SelfLink.com – Speakeasy’s new online, micro-learning portal specifically designed to meet the learning needs of new, emerging talent.
Kathy has over 25+ years of leadership experience working with consulting and media companies focusing on business development, client partnerships, team management, sales execution & strategic marketing solutions. Prior to Speakeasy, Kathy was the VP of Sales & Marketing at Turner Network Sales, where she managed a content distribution sales team targeting national accounts. In addition, Kathy held sales & marketing positions within Viacom Media Networks, as Vice President of Affiliate Marketing for Nickelodeon & TV Land, as well as Director of National Accounts for MTV Networks. She started her affiliate sales career at The Weather Channel.
Kathy has been a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications for numerous years, including 11 years on the WICT Southeast Board. WICT’s mission is to develop women leaders in the industry, and Kathy has held the following board positions: Director of Mentoring, Vice President, President, Previous Past President, Director of Outreach and Director at Large focused on executive level programs. In 2009, she was the recipient of the organization’s Red Letter Awards for Mentoring Excellence.
Kathy has participated in Catholic Charities Leadership Class as a mentor for 3 years and co-chair of mentoring for the steering committee in 2017.
Kathy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from NC State University and lives in Peachtree Corners, GA with her husband, Jeff, and yellow Labrador, Maddie.