Mary Katherine Dowd

Mary Katherine Dowd

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Present

PR/Marketing Intern

The NASCAR Foundation

· Craft feature stories for newsletter and blog

· Reach out to media for partnerships and event coverage

· Develop recap decks for partners and sponsors    

·Process website transactions using The Raiser's Edge

· Monitor the web and publications for name mentions

· Develop social media platform

· Solicit donations for auction items

Jan 2010 - Mar 2010

Public Relations Assistant/Intern

Daytona International Speedway

·Crafted news releases for the website and media listserv

·Created vanity pages, photo galleries and videos for the website

·Acted as a liaison between drivers and radio stations to set up interviews

·Participated in press conferences during events and media days

·Interviewed participants and developed feature stories

Feb 2009 - Dec 2009


The Arc of Orange County

·Taught craft classes for people with developmental disabilities

·Prepared press kits and news releases

·Conducted research through surveys and focus groups and then applied in creating a campaign for recruiting volunteers

May 2008 - Aug 2009

Cabin Counselor

The Victory Junction Gang Camp

·Served as a Cabin Counselor for children with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses

·Provided supervision, motivation and guidance to 5-8 children a week

·Served as a guide to families during Family Weekends 

Jan 2007 - May 2008

Data Management

ReMax Land and Home Specialists

·Prepared virtual tours of properties

·Assisted agents in daily tasks and at showings

·Greeted walk-in customers and answered phone inquiries


Aug 2006 - May 2010

Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill






Flip Video


Web Development Program




Microsoft Office