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Contact: Kelley Welf
Kate Dougherty Joins Lindbergh Foundation Board of Directors
MINNEAPOLIS (June 3, 2009) — The Lindbergh Foundation announced that Kate Dougherty of Kate Dougherty Public Relations has joined the board of directors.
“We are thrilled to have Kate join our board of directors,” said Foundation President Knox Bridges. “Kate is a great believer in the Foundation’s mission, and her many years in public relations and credibility in the aviation industry will be a tremendous asset to the Foundation and complement our already strong board leadership.”
Kate Dougherty is owner of Dougherty Public Relations. Her client list is a diverse group of aviation companies and foundations including Avidyne, Forward Vision, and MT Propellers, among others. Prior to developing her private business, Ms. Dougherty was the public relations director for Cirrus Design for seven years and employed by them for ten years. She led numerous national and international product launch campaigns for Cirrus Design and directed public relations activities surrounding the first Cirrus Airframe Parachute System save.
Ms. Dougherty has a Broad Field Social Studies degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She is a member of Experimental Aircraft Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and a former member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Communication Committee. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Duluth Aviation Institute.
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About The Lindbergh Foundation
The Lindbergh Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based in Anoka, Minnesota, which supports great innovations that foster the environment for a planet in balance. The Lindbergh Foundation also values individual initiative and accomplishments. Its programs are devoted to supporting, honoring, and educating individuals, through three major programs: the annual Lindbergh Award, presented to individuals for significant contributions toward balancing nature and scientific innovation in their work; the Lindbergh Grants program, which provides grants in amounts up to $10,580 (the cost of building the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927) for research or education projects that will make important contributions to the technology/environment balance; and a variety of educational events and publications centered on the balance theme.
EDITORS NOTE: A photo of Ms. Dougherty is available electronically here.