Katie Ballay

Katie Ballay

Of Counsel

More than 25 years in healthcare marketing and communications for a leading global brand has provided Katie Ballay a front row seat for the evolution of the industry and the fundamental need for developing talent, culture and clear communications to achieve business goals.

In addition to her affiliation with Jarrard Inc., Ballay is also the founder and chief strategist of K. Ballay Consulting. In both enterprises, she combines marketing acumen with executive leadership coaching to help clients build organizational cultures and develop storytelling to drive growth.

Ballay previously spent the majority of her career with Cardinal Health, most recently as VP of global communications for the pharmaceutical and medical segments and global sourcing. In that role, her work on strategic communications plans led to increased visibility and engagement for multiple executive leaders and businesses within those segments. Ballay also led culture transformation work across the organization and oversaw a team of 28, where her leadership helped significantly increase employee engagement scores.

Her focus on culture and leadership can be seen in her extensive extracurricular training, with certifications in Lean Six Sigma, Gallup StrengthsFinder, Change Management and more. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is an accredited business communicator through the International Association of Business Communicators, and a member of Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and the Public Relations Society of America.