Faces in business: Katherine Walker

July 24, 2013 

Title: Director, Public Affairs and Marketing

Company: State College of Florida

What was the best business advice you ever received?

Treat everybody as you would want to be treated and be extra kind to receptionists and the secretaries.

If you could choose another profession, what would it be?

Two things. I would love to design and build homes. I have never been in the construction business but my grandfather was and I guessed it was passed down in the genes. The other thing that pulls me is the career I started out in and that is teaching. I don't think there is a nobler profession in the world than teaching.

What's the biggest risk you have taken in your career?

When I went out on my own starting my public relations business in 1989 when the nation was in a very bad recession. Another risk is giving honest advice when it is asked for. You never know how it's being received. Being honest instead of politically correct is a risk.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you start?

Going on a cruise, starting in France and going from there all over the world. I have so many places I want to see or go back to.

-- Angie Monroe

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