Kathleen L. Lewton, APR, Fellow PRSA

Photo of Kathleen L. Lewton, APR, Fellow PRSA Kathleen Lewton’s career spans 45 years in health care public relations including 22 years at major U.S. scientific and health care organizations and 14 years at Porter Novelli and Fleishman Hillard. She is a principal of Lewton, Seekins & Trester, established in 2006 to provide strategic marketing, public relations and public affairs counsel to academic medical centers and hospital systems.

The 2001 National president of PRSA, she authored “Public Relations in Health Care: A Guide for Professionals,” the only textbook of its kind. She is past chair of the PRSA Foundation Board of Trustees and is co-chair of the Commission on Public Relations Education. She has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a master’s in health care administration from the University of Minnesota.

The trade publication pr reportercited her as one of four “most admired” professionals in health care public relations, and Working Womanmagazine profiled her as one of the “key people making news in hospital marketing." She won the 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award of the PRSA Health Academy and the 2014 Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service to PRSA.