Kate Barrett

Marketing Partner
Washington DC

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Kate joined NEA in 2007 and is currently the firm's Marketing Partner. In this role she leads the development and execution of NEA’s global marketing strategy, including communications, public relations and marketing portfolio services. She works closely with NEA's portfolio companies, providing both strategic counsel and tactical support on communications and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining NEA, Kate held corporate communications roles at MedImmune, with a particular focus 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. 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
  • Gannett
    1996–1997 The Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Scripps
    1997–2001 The E. W. Scripps Company
  • Kroger
    2001–2004 The Kroger Co.
  • MedImmune
    2004–2007 MedImmune
  • NEA
    2007–present New Enterprise Associates