1903 PR Makes Strategic Hire Adding Kaitlin Lewis, Former Communications Appointee for California Governor’s Business Office, To Team

Fresno, Calif., June 9, 2021 — Today, 1903 Public Relations (www.1903pr.com) announced that Kaitlin Lewis, former communications appointee to the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), has joined the team as Senior Account Supervisor.

With more than a decade of experience, Kaitlin’s career spans public relations/affairs, broadcast journalism, and state government. Before joining 1903 PR, she served as GO-Biz’s assistant deputy director of communications. In that role, she helped to communicate major economic announcements across the state, elevating the office as the go-to state resource for economic development partners and companies looking to launch, expand and grow in California. 

“We first met Kaitlin in our work with the Governor’s office and her passion and expertise were apparent from the start,” said Katherine Verducci, CEO and co-founder, 1903 PR. “As we continued to work with her on initiatives such as Regions Rise Together, the launch of OnwardCA and Bitwise’s $50M series B announcement, we also saw the joy she brought to her colleagues despite working long hours in high-stress situations. Kaitlin’s grace under pressure, creativity and experience make her a perfect fit for 1903 PR.” 

“1903 PR consistently delivers world-class work for our clients and finding the right people is imperative as we grow,” said Santiago Vilegas, CEO and co-founder, 1903 PR. “Kaitlin has the ideal mix of experience, determination and shared values that we want for our growing organization. She will be a key contributor to the organization as we scale in a way that meets our high standards.” 

Kaitlin helped create, and co-host, “Made in California,” a first-of-its-kind state agency podcast, interviewing state leaders and breaking down the complex challenges they grappled with for the broader public’s understanding. She also helped to effectively communicate a series of state initiatives including, the work done to support all of California’s diverse regions through “Regions Rise Together” and ongoing state support for California’s small businesses through several digital campaigns.

“Uplifting companies that are doing good work, creating positive social change and increasing representation in the media are fundamental to 1903 PR,” said Lewis. “I am thrilled to be part of a team of dedicated upstarts who work to propel those changemakers into the national spotlight from the heart of California’s Central Valley.”

About 1903 PR:

1903 PR is an agency founded on the idea that public relations is about more than just looking good—it’s about achieving results that matter to your company. We are an agency dedicated to enterprise, tech, B2B PR. We develop campaigns tied to business goals and deliver results that contribute to the bottom line. 1903 PR partners with companies that are driving innovation within industries and, through creative strategic communications, propels them to the next level. For this work, 1903 PR was recently named the winner of a bronze Stevie Award for the Startup of the Year, Business Services Industries category of the 18th Annual American Business Awards.