Before joining CU Boulder, she worked as partner and vice president at Denver-based Linhart Public Relations where she earned a reputation as an energizing, creative and no-nonsense leader who cares deeply for her team and clients. Her clients included Chipotle, Crocs, General Mills, Southwest Airlines and the U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few.
During her extensive professional career, she had a track record of achieving results in corporate, agency and non-profit work environments including management positions in Chicago and San Francisco for several global public relations and ad firms—Ketchum, Burson-Marsteller and FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding). In addition, she has served for many years as a judge for one of the PR industry’s most distinguished honors, the Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil Award.
Doty has been a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities throughout her career and also taught Introduction to PR at Columbia College in Chicago. That classroom experience ignited her interest in becoming a full-time instructor and led her to attend graduate school. Doty graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in communication in 2014. She holds an undergraduate degree in communication with a marketing minor from the University of Dayton.