The Orioles today announced that Katie Karuse has joined the organization as Director, Public Relations. Krause will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Orioles’ Public Relations department and generate creative opportunities to publicize the club’s efforts on the field and in the community. She will begin her duties today, reporting directly to Jennifer Grondahl, Senior Vice President, Community Development and Communications.
The 2021 season will mark Krause’s 10th in professional baseball. Most recently, she served as the Senior Manager of Corporate Communications with the Arizona Diamondbacks, where she secured millions of dollars in earned media through pitched stories with a focus on off-the-field features. She was responsible for publicizing all events and promotions including giveaways, community appearances, corporate partnerships, group sales, culinary experience, and more.
Prior to joining the Diamondbacks, Krause served in a variety of roles with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League, including as Media Relations Assistant (2005-07), Media Relations & Marketing Coordinator (2008-09), and eventually Media Relations Manager (2009-12). During her time with the Rampage, she generated more than $1 million in media value from various television, radio, and print campaigns and pitches each season.
Krause also spent the 2006 season as a Media Relations Assistant with the San Antonio Silver Stars of the Women’s National Basketball Association, as well as with the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association during the 2006/2007 NBA Playoffs and the 2007 NBA Finals. In addition to her experience in the front office, Krause has also worked for Delaware-based public relations and marketing firm Leighton Communications, Inc., as well as Sports Impact, an award-winning sports marketing, public relations, and sponsorship agency in London, United Kingdom.
A Texas native, Krause received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in 2006. She later earned her Master of Science in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2008.