Kate Rothen

Kate Rothen

COO, Partner at SS+K
United States


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COO, Partner
New York, United States
Kate is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at SS+K. As COO, she’s responsible for translating SS+K’s mission into action, and generally managing the happy chaos of the agency. Among many projects at SS+K, Kate has helped to mobilize the youth vote for President Obama [twice], devised strategies to get Americans plugged into the electric car for Chevrolet, and advised Starbucks with their groundbreaking corporate reputation initiatives.
Along the way, she served as SS+K’s Head of Account Services and first Director of Social Media. In 2011, Kate was selected by The Impact Center as a Women’s Leadership Fellow. She sits on the Board of the City College of New York’s Branding and Integrated Communications Master’s degree program, where she has also taught.
Before joining SS+K in 2005, Kate worked through the ranks in the PR and public affairs world handling economic development for the Dutch government at Ruder Finn, helping launch Splenda at RF Binder Partners, and helping Airbus speak American (and vice versa) at AGG International. Kate is a graduate of Amherst College, where she learned good English and bad French. 

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