Cathi Douglas, APR
Since I founded Cathi Douglas Communications in summer 2014, I've worked hard to provide nearly 25 higher education, nonprofit and business clients with top-notch writing and strategic counsel in public relations.
Writer, Editor and Public Relations Consultant
· Award-winning writer of myriad feature and news stories for various publications
· Experienced editor and publications director for magazines, newspapers and newsletters
· Accredited public relations pro with hands-on knowledge
· Expert marketing and publications consultant providing strategic project management
Served as president of IABC, Orange County in 2018.
Founding editor of Titan, the magazine of Cal State Fullerton, I developed and fostered its growth into a nationally recognized, 185,000-circulation, award-winning magazine.
As Chapman University’s first full-time public relations director, I worked directly with the university president and the vice president for advancement on virtually all facets of public relations, including major campaign communications, community relations, publications, marketing and crisis communications.
President and Owner
Cathi Douglas Communications / Five years
In providing expert writing and editing services to more than 25 clients, I’ve written feature magazine and newspaper stories, white papers, case studies, marketing materials and website content for universities, medical centers, corporations and nonprofit organizations.
OC Catholic / 5 months
I was asked to provide editorial direction, line and copy editing, proofreading and news and feature writing part-time for the nation's largest Catholic weekly.
Editorial Director, Signature Publications
Cal State Fullerton / 14 years
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications, I served as editor of Titan Magazine and provided strategic direction, project management, writing and editing for the university’s high-profile publications, websites and periodicals.
Director of Public Relations
Chapman University / Five years
Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, I was this private university’s first full-time public relations director responsible for the public, community, media and donor relations, campaign, fundraising and crisis communications and miscellaneous marketing materials.
Senior Account Executive
Amies Communications / Six years
Reporting to the president and owner of this full-service Irvine public relations agency, I serviced up to 10 different real estate, retail and consumer accounts and managed the work of between three to five account executives.
Assistant City Editor
San Gabriel Valley Tribune / Two years
Sea Magazine / Two years
Reporter, Copy Editor
Orange County Register / Six years
California State University, Fullerton
B.A. Communications / News-Editorial