Kathryn Deen is an award-winning communications professional of 11 years. She has extensive experience in writing, editing, public speaking and managing people, programs and perceptions.

She currently serves as the managing editor of Tampa Magazines. Her previous roles have included communications director for the City of Clermont, founder of Clermont Magazine and managing editor of The Villages Magazine. She also is a LAMPLighters board member, helping Tampa’s homeless youth.

Kathryn graduated with honors from the University of Florida in Gainesville with a journalism degree and minors in business and leadership.

She loves capturing the heart of authentic stories. View her published work on this site and follow her adventures on Twitter, @Kathryn_C_Deen.