Kate Spellman

Chief Marketing Officer 

Kate is the Chief Marketing Officer responsible for accelerating growth in marketing services and audience engagement. She is an accomplished business leader who brings a proven and consistent track record to launching and driving rapid growth in marketing services revenue within information services businesses. Through her successes, Kate has exhibited a unique balance of strategic vision and executional precision and her highly collaborative style enables traction with marketing partners. Kate also brings a cutting-edge view to the rapidly evolving ecosystem of technology, events and practical applications in the marketing services arena.
Kate most recently served as President of Informa Engage, the marketing services business of Informa plc, a global information services company. Previously, Kate was Chief Marketing Officer of Penton where she was responsible for a cross-functional marketing team and marketing services – connecting marketers and advertisers with business-to-business decision makers through turnkey products and solutions through audience, content and vertical knowledge across both events and digital platforms. Earlier in her career, Kate launched UBM Studios, the marketing services arm of UBM plc where she launched and drove rapid growth in the company’s digital business.
Kate serves on Connectiv’s Board of Directors and is a member of the CMO Council. Kate earned a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Ohio Wesleyan.