Katherine Durham - Vice President of Marketing
& Printing Group-Americas
Katherine Durham is the IPG-A Vice President of Marketing. In this role she is responsible for building the HP brand and driving demand for imaging and printing products with Consumer, SMB, Enterprise and Public Sector segments across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. In addition she is responsible for Environmental Leadership -- compliance, sales support and marketing -- across the Americas.
Since joining HP in 2000, Durham has held a number of positions in the Americas marketing organization. From 2005-2007 Durham was the Director of Business Planning, Market Insight and Operations where she re-architected the market insight team to deliver more differentiated customer insights, established TALC (technology adoption lifecycle) for the region and built a global delivery team in India. Before that Durham was the Director of Communications for IPG’s consumer and commercial business as well as the PSG’s consumer businesses, responsible for advertising, in-store execution, on-line communications, events and more. Durham also held roles as the e-marketing manager and NA brand manager for IPG-A Marketing.
Prior to joining HP, Durham was the General Manager of an interactive unit of Mattel Inc. as well as the VP of Marketing for two technology start-ups: PrintPaks, a multi-media software company and Kibu, an internet company targeting teen girls. She started her career in public relations followed by a three-year stint working for a municipal government as the assistant to the Mayor and Land Use Director. She served in the Peace Corps as a teacher in Thailand, where she picked up a bit of the language and life-long appreciation for the people, culture and food.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications studies from the University of Portland and studied for a year in Salzburg, Austria. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two teen sons. In her free time she likes to travel, cook and spend time with family and friends.