Katy Martin, Vice President of Communications
Katy Martin has been with the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes since August 2013 and oversees the organization’s branding and communications strategies, media relations, collateral development, website communications and more. She has more than 11 years of experience in public relations and marketing and is a graduate of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Prior to joining the team, she was employed at Lakeland Regional Medical Center where she was the social media and communications manager.
Katy’s first job in the field was working as a public information officer for the Polk County Emergency Management Division, where she was integral in the County’s crisis communications recovery initiatives during Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jean. During her time with the county, she also produced and hosted a show called Dateline Polk which aired bi-monthly on Polk Government Television.
Pursuing her Accreditation in Public Relations, Katy is past-president of the Dick Pope/Polk County chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association and in 2013 was awarded the chapter’s professional of the year award for her contributions to the profession. In 2014, she was recognized as president of the year at the state level for her achievements in leading the chapter’s initiatives.
Katy has been married to Clint since 2006 and they have two children, Lila and Carter. Katy is involved in the children’s ministries of her church at Trinity Presbyterian in Lakeland, and she is passionate about communicating messages that will help change the lives of children who have been abandoned, neglected and abused.
Katy has a heart for international missions and recently became a Women of Compassion member to help touch the lives and change the hearts of “the least of these.”
All media inquiries should be directed to Katy Martin at (863) 687-8811 (office) or (863) 608-1050 (mobile).