Katy Lynch

Head of Business Dev

Born in Scotland, Katy Lynch was the President and Founder of SocialKaty, Inc, Chicago’s largest social media marketing agency. Founded in 2010, SocialKaty exploded, offering a rich set of services to a diverse portfolio of over 60 full-time clients, including AAA, Spartan Race, Beanie Babies, O-Cedar, ServiceMaster, and Firestone Tires. In July of 2014, Katy excitedly announced the merge between SocialKaty, Inc and Manifest Digital, a Chicago-based experience design agency. This combination created one of the largest social and content marketing teams in the U.S.

Starting her Social Media career in 2008, Katy was Social Media Manager of Where I’ve Been, Facebook’s largest travel application. With almost 10 million members, Katy developed Where I’ve Been’s online community for over 2 years. Subsequently, Chicago Tribune named her one of the most Influential ‘Tweeters’ in Chicago.

Katy currently sits on the board of TechWeek as well as female entrepreneurial groups including, MsTech. She is also actively involved in Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration reform organization, FWD.US and in 2012 was named a Top 50 Tech influencers by Crains Chicago and placed on Thrillist’s Top 50 Twitter Feeds To Follow.

Katy speaks publicly on entrepreneurship, social media marketing, and branding.