Vice President of Marketing

Katherine Hardwick

Katherine Hardwick is the vice president of marketing for Downtown Vision (DVI). With 15 years of experience, she oversees two of Downtown Vision’s four strategic pillars: marketing & events and research & information management to promote Downtown as Jacksonville’s unique and authentic epicenter for business, history, culture, education and entertainment.

Prior to joining Downtown Vision, she worked for Burdette Ketchum advertising agency managing accounts in real estate, healthcare, legal, education and nonprofit. Her work included the Downtown Vision account, where she helped launched a number of marketing strategies and events. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of North Florida and graduated with top honors. Katherine was named Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2019. She enjoys traveling with her husband and is near her goal of joining the 50 States Club.




  • Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2020
  • International Downtown Association member (2009-Present) & Emerging Leaders Fellowship Graduate (2018)
  • ULI North Florida member (2017-Present) & Center for Leadership, Class of 2019
  • Florida Theatre Board of Directors (2018-Present) 
  • Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Art in Public Places Art Selection Panel (2018-Present)
  • Jacksonville Urban Neighborhoods Steering Committee (2018-Present)
  • Rotary Club of Jacksonville (2017-2019)
  • Murray Hill Preservation Association Board of Directors (2013-2016)

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