Kate O’Malley ’93

Kate O’Malley has been nominated for the 2020 Excellence in Advocacy Award given by Women in Government Relations. The award goes to advocates who represent their issue, cause, or organization in the public policy arena. Kate and her firm, K.O. Strategies, were nominated for the “Excellence in a State Issue Campaign” category for her work on the “1/2 Cent for Mental Health” campaign in Winnebago County, IL, for which her firm directed strategy and communications. The campaign won by a commanding 24-point margin, 62%-38%. The referendum that passed will generate $12-13 million in local funding for mental health and substance abuse services.