Kate Barrett

Director, Communications & Marketing, Washington DC

Kate joined NEA in 2007 and is currently Director of Communications and Marketing. In this role she leads the development and execution of NEA’s global communications strategy, including corporate marketing, public and media relations. She works closely with NEA's portfolio companies, providing both strategic counsel and tactical support on communications and marketing initiatives. She also plays an active role in NEA's limited partner relations. Prior to joining NEA, Kate was Public Relations Manager at MedImmune, where she focused on corporate branding and digital media. She previously held a variety of communications and project management roles at The Kroger Co. and The E. W. Scripps Company, with particular emphasis on website development and online commerce. She began her career at The Cincinnati Enquirer. Kate serves on the Board of Directors of Thrive DC, an organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism at Miami University.



  • Miami University
    1992–1997 Miami University
  • Scripps
    1997–2001 The E. W. Scripps Company
  • Kroger
    2001–2004 The Kroger Co.
  • MedImmune
    2004–2007 MedImmune
  • NEA
    2007–Current New Enterprise Associates