KatherineKatherine Magnuson
Chief Development Officer
Office: 434-200-8822
Cell: 434-996-7515

Katherine Magnuson is the Chief Development Officer at the Presidential Precinct. Katherine heads development initiatives and fosters mutually beneficial relationships between business, government, civil society and the next generation of global leaders.

Prior to joining the Precinct, Katherine was the Director of Communications and Business Development at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, a 900-lawyer Wall Street firm, where she was responsible for global public relations, marketing initiatives and crisis management tied to multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions.  From 2001 to 2015 she was Senior Vice President at Rubenstein, a leading public relations firm in New York, advising multinational public corporations, financial institutions and law firms as well as nonprofits.

With a B.A. and an M.A. in art history, Katherine worked in the arts for nearly a decade and served as an art advisor and public relations consultant to museums and corporate foundations around the United States. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Katherine returned to Charlottesville in 2016.