President and COO, Starcom LA
Kathy Ring is President, Chief Operations Officer of the Starcom Los Angeles office, and a member of the Starcom Executive Board. Starcom is part of the Starcom Mediavest Group, the #1 global media agency.
With Starcom for over 30 years, Ring moved from Chicago in 2002 to establish the Los Angeles office. With over 125 employees, she oversees the media strategy and investment on behalf of all LA-based clients – a roster of diverse clients including KB Home, Mattel, Del Monte, Electronic Arts, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Big Heart Pet, Asics, thinkThin, Dave & Busters, The North Face, Broad Green Pictures, and Houzz.
Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Ring worked across a variety of clients – such as McDonald’s United, General Motors, Coca-Cola Company, Miller Brewing and Kraft General Foods – and helped shape and manage key strategic agency services including the Starcom Hispanic group and the Starcom Field Marketing Services operation.
Long regarded as a client favorite for her savvy marketing skills and valuable insights, Ring is also known for her gift of developing top talent and her passion for cultivating a strong corporate culture.
Ring received a B.A. in advertising and an M.A. in advertising, both from Michigan State University.