Katye Riselli serves as the Event Team Lead, Writer, and Editor for Planting Roots. She is an executive speechwriter and strategic communications advisor for senior principals in business, military, non-profit, philanthropy, and government officials at all levels. In addition to speechwriting, she advises clients on communications planning for strategic positioning and cultivating development relationships to amplify brand recognition. She previously served as speechwriter and Deputy Communications Director to Mrs. Laura Bush (2008-2013) and has extensive public affairs experience in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill, The White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of State.  She writes regularly on katyeriselli.com and other media outlets and speaks nationally in military communities.

Katye can be contacted at events@plantingroots.net.