A regular on the Long Island Press Power List of “Top 50 Influentials” and voted for the 14th year in a row as “Best Publicist,” Katherine Heaviside, president of Epoch 5 Public Relations, has unmatched long-standing contacts and relationships with the media, corporate leaders, and community and government leaders.
Katherine established Epoch 5 as the region’s premier full-service communications firm; consistently delivering high-powered visibility and credibility for clients and helping them manage sensitive issues and crises that could damage their business.
Under her direction, Epoch 5 was awarded the Silver Anvil Award, the PR industry’s most coveted award, the national Mercury Award, for recognition of excellence in the PR community, and the PRPLI award for Best PR Campaign.
Among her many honors, she is a New York State “Woman of Distinction,” was recognized by Women on the Job, and is the recipient of Promote Long Island’s Spirit of Long Island Award for Entrepreneurship. A charter member of Top 50 Women in Business, she has published articles in national magazines, been quoted in major daily newspapers, appeared on national television and radio, and has presented seminars on marketing and public relations throughout the United States.
Katherine is a member of the executive board of the Long Island Association and former board member of North Fork Bank. She has also served on the boards of several business associations and educational and humanitarian organizations, including the Executive Board of the United Way, Board of Trustees of Huntington Hospital, Quality Review Board of Stony Brook Hospital and Regional Plan Association. Former affiliations include: chair, board of directors, Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Congressman’s Citizens Review Board, Suffolk County Small Business Advisory Commission; the board of directors of the United Way of New York State, the Long Island Partnership, the Family Service League, Nassau County Boy Scouts and Stony Brook University.