Kathleen Carroll is the founder and managing partner of Seven Seas Strategic Communications, a full-service public relations and government affairs firm, offering strategic planning, writing, media relations, and event planning. With more than 30 years of experience, Kathleen has worked with companies in diverse industries, designing public relations and government affairs programs and strategies that help build business and garner attention and support for clients’ key goals and objectives.
Prior to founding Seven Seas Strategic Communications, she served as Vice President, Corporate Communications for HID Global, overseeing the development and implementation of public relations and government affairs programs. She has testified before Congress on a range of topics, including the use of secure identification documents in airports. Kathleen has also testified in several states, including California, Illinois, New York, and New Hampshire, on the use of secure credentials for physical and logical access control, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things (IoT), and privacy.
In her early career, Kathleen worked as a television producer for a local station and as a senior director in a Philadelphia-based public relations firm. Her public relations successes include developing strategic communications plans that resulted in media coverage for her clients in major newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and appearances on Good Morning America and local TV news programs.
Kathleen earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Temple University, graduating magna cum laude. She has been active in the security community throughout her career, serving on advisory boards at the Center for Identity at the University of Texas, Austin and Mission 500, a children’s charity. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and serves as Chairman of the Data Privacy Advisory Board for the Security Industry Association.