A Dedicated Team of Public Relations Experts
Meet Our Team
CEO and Co-Founder
After growing up in the agricultural heart of the world, Katherine Verducci, founder of 1903 Public Relations, moved to Silicon Valley to pursue an education and a career in the high-tech industry. After more than a decade in Silicon Valley, she returned with her family to her roots in Fresno. Now, she is committed to partnering with companies for mutual success. Her creativity, sense of humor, and straightforward nature help her communicate with clients in a way that delivers PR campaigns aligned with business goals.
Her PR campaigns launch companies, penetrate new markets, and push organizations to new levels. Katherine has created PR strategies for companies ranging from the earliest stage startup to global campaigns for Abbott, one of the largest healthcare companies in the world. She's supported companies through M&As on both sides of the table, through funding announcements and rebrands.
With 1903 Public Relations, she has the opportunity to apply her passion for technology, creating tailored messages, and crafting innovative stories that stand out in the press, from the place she loves most—Fresno, California.
CEO and Co-Founder
Before helping to create 1903 Public Relations, Santiago Villegas amassed experience from a wide variety of different industries including machine learning, cybersecurity, augmented reality, renewable energy, automation, ag tech, and environmental conservation. His work in-house and within agencies deliver substantive coverage in local, vertical, and national media.
Since stepping into a leadership role with the agency, Santiago has won gold in the 2019 Bulldog Award for PR Up and Comer, as well as a 2020 bronze Stevie Award in the Communications Professional of the Year category.
A Dinuba native who is passionate about disruptive technology, changing the world, and pushing industries forward, he is committed to working with companies that are looking to change the way things are done. A graduate of California State University, Fresno, he has deep roots in the Central Valley.
Senior Account Supervisor
Megan Davis is an experienced communications professional with more than six years driving strategic public relations campaigns for major technology, corporate, and consumer brands. With a passion for technology and media relations, Megan specializes in taking complex products and trends and making them media-friendly to generate coverage.
Prior to joining 1903 Public Relations, she worked at Edelman, the world’s largest PR firm, Cohn & Wolfe, the world's third-largest public relations firm, and a high-tech boutique agency where she represented top brands including Samsung, Cisco, Adobe, Juniper Networks, Target, 3M, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, and the Association for Computing Machinery.
Cynthia is a passionate marketing and public relations professional, with experience working with companies in the healthcare, retail technology, IoT solutions, and software development industries. She is a resourceful, creative, and energetic account coordinator with superior writing, research, administrative and organizational skills.
Her experience consists of analyzing story angles/strategizing, building media lists, securing placements, conducting press conferences, and tracking coverage for multiple campaigns.
Cara Sutherlan is a Central Valley native with experience crafting and refining stories about people, business and technology. She has worked as a writing consultant at College of the Sequoias and a copy editor for The Daily Bruin at UCLA, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English.
Cara is committed to sharing stories that showcase talent, innovation and diversity in technology. Her work is characterized by careful attention to detail and a good intuition for a compelling story.