Katy Varney Named PRWeek Champion of PR

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MP&F Partner Katy Varney was among 40 women nationwide recognized by PRWeek as Champions of PR, for her coalition-building, government affairs and communications work. Read more below or by clicking here. From helping defeat an ill-advised English-only referendum that would have been a national embarrassment to literally saving the life of a battered wife on Tennessee’s death row, Katy Varney is proof that effective PR pros can do great things. In her 24 years as partner at MP&F Public Relations in Nashville, Varney has built a strong background in government affairs, communications, and building coalitions. She’s led grassroots campaigns supporting a … Read More

The Boss: Katy Varney, McNeely Pigott & Fox

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Katy Varney’s roots in Tennessee and Nashville political circles run deep. She took time off in college to work on Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign, a stint that got her a job offer straight out of school from Ned McWherter. She served on McWherter’s staff when he was governor and most recently worked with Megan Barry on her successful mayoral campaign. Those ties put Varney in a unique and powerful position. She’s a close adviser to Barry and also a partner in Nashville’s second-largest public relations firm, McNeely Pigott & Fox. In her spare time, you’ll likely find Varney baking. Read the Nashville Business Journal’s … Read More