Katie Bell is Director of Marketing and Communications at Lycoming Engines. She leads the company’s marketing and trade show efforts, and internal and external communications and events. She grew up in an aviation family, as her father is a retired Air Traffic Controller and served in the U.S. Air Force.
Before joining the Lycoming Engines team, she was Innovation and Market Development Consultant for a non-profit consulting firm where she assisted manufacturing companies and entrepreneurs with developing new products and innovations, supported marketing efforts of clients, and helped clients create start-up businesses. She also has higher education, business ownership, and entrepreneurial experience. She received the Innovator of the Year award in 2012 at a national manufacturing innovation conference.
Katie graduated from Lycoming College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business (Marketing + Finance) and a minor in Economics. She received a Six Sigma Green Belt through Textron, Inc. and is a graduate of Leadership Lycoming. She is currently pursuing her MBA through Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University.
Katie serves on the Lycoming County SPCA Board, is Secretary for Pennsylvania Manufacturing Extension Partnership Foundation, is a board member of the Williamsport/Lycoming Keystone Innovation Zone, and coaches AYSO soccer. Katie was named to the Northcentral PA YWCA’s Women of Excellence 2017 class.