Pet Partners Hires New Strategic Partnerships Manager

Pet Age Staff//February 27, 2019//

Pet Partners Hires New Strategic Partnerships Manager

Pet Age Staff //February 27, 2019//

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Press release: Pet Partners

Pet Partners, the nation’s leading organization registering therapy animals for animal-assisted interventions, announced the addition of Katie Kasten to its staff. Kasten joins the organization as Strategic Partnerships Manager. Her responsibilities will include identifying and stewarding relationships that impact revenue and mission delivery, managing the Workplace Well-being program on a national level, heading the Sponsored Visit Program and the Boosted Post Program, being liaison with corporate and strategic partners, and supporting fundraising.

“With the expansion of many of our programs, there was a need to create a position dedicated to help manage those programs which we are very excited about,” said Annie Peters, President and CEO of Pet Partners. “Katie’s experience in project management and marketing makes her a great fit for this position and we are thrilled to have her be part of the team.”

Prior to joining Pet Partners, Kasten was a senior analyst for Market Strategies where she led research from conception to completion, maintained integrity of data and analysis, developed comprehensive reporting with actionable results, and project management. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in political science from Illinois State University and master’s degree in communication studies from the University of Arkansas. In her free time, Kasten volunteers as a Pet Partners handler with her dogs Scully and Molly. She’s also a member of HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response with Scully.