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Cathy Hackl

Futurist + Founder at Futures Intelligence Group
VP at Avatar Dimension
Washington, DC
Cathy is an Emmy-nominated broadcast journalist turned public relations professional and social media strategist. She teaches Communication for Entrepreneurs and Social Media Management at IE Business, one of Europe’s top-business schools. Hackl has spoken international on behalf of IE Business in Asia Pacific and Spain. Her media career includes positions with ABC News, CNN, Fox, and the Discovery Channel. Hackl is the founder of Global Trends Public Relations and Social Media Breakfast Gainesville. She currently works as a PR Specialist in healthcare at UF Health and is active in the social media community in north central Florida. Hackl's research interests include social media in emerging markets, growth hacking, communications planning for startups, brand recognition and management, women in technology, and strategic communications for small business owners. Hackl holds an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and MS in Mass Communication from Florida International University, as well as BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Texas. She’s Costa Rican-American and lives in Gainesville, Florida with her husband (who’s a rocket scientist) and her two bilingual children.  Download Cathy's full bio here

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