Storyboard was founded by Kathy Hollinger in order to meet the unique communications needs of clients looking to increase visibility in the District of Columbia and the surrounding Greater Metropolitan Washington area. She leads a team of distinguished professionals servicing the full communications spectrum.
With a rich background in strategic communications and public policy, Kathy Hollinger creates visibility campaigns and special events that draw her years of experience in public relations, branding and cause marketing. From crisis management to devising long-term strategies, Kathy's boundless insight and ability to assemble world-class teams.
Prior to founding Storyboard, LLC, Kathy served as the Film Commissioner and Agency Director of the District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development from October 2008 through January 2011, where she was responsible for promoting the Nation’s Capital as a venue for film and television production nationally and around the globe. Charged with creating an enhanced brand and operation for the D.C. Film Office, Kathy exceeded expectations through a combination of new programs and renewed focus on highlighting the Nation’s Capital as a premiere destination of choice for film, television production, video and multimedia projects.
Prior to her October 2008 appointment by Mayor Adrian Fenty, Kathy was the Senior Director of External Affairs for Comcast to the District, where she served as the communications company’s primary representative to the City of Washington. There she was charged with increasing the visibility and expanding the brand’s footprint in DC.
Under her leadership, Comcast received the “Business of the Year” award from the DC Chamber of Commerce in 2004, and the “Champions of Excellence Award” from the US Conference of Mayors in 2005. Hollinger was also recognized as one of “Most Influential Minorities in Cable,” in a 2008 roundup of the most diverse power brokers and inspirational leaders working in the communications industry.
Kathy began her career with the Council of the District of Columbia, working as the campaign press director and director of communications for Councilmember Charlene Drew Jarvis, and then as chief of staff for Councilmember Kevin P. Chavous.
A 1992 graduate of American University School of Communication, Kathy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Communication. She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Communication and Public Policy from George Mason University. In 2010, she returned to American University to teach as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Communication. Kathy and her husband, Anthony, live in Northwest Washington DC with their son, Bijan.