Office

The Helen and Joseph Klausman Center for Advancement
317 Choate Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14220

 

Biography

Kristy (Kibler) Holfoth has been a communications professional in Western New York for nearly a decade. A former journalist and editor who successfully transitioned into marketing and public relations, she specializes in feature and news writing, editing and AP style, writing for the web, social media management and interviewing skills. At Trocaire, she writes and edits communications from the President’s Office; manages the college’s social media platforms; develops, writes and distributes news releases and blog posts; curates the weekly employee newsletter; acts as managing editor and primary writer for the annual college magazine; and provides marketing, communications, media relations and proofreading support wherever needed.

Education

Certificate of Completion, Leadership Buffalo Rising Leaders Program, NY, 2017

BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Bonaventure University, NY, 2011
Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society

Oxford University Summer Program, Oxford, England, 2009
Completed two courses taught by Oxford faculty

 

Professional Experience

Marketing Communications Specialist
Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY, 2015-Present

Freelance Writer
The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY, 2012-Present

Managing Editor
Neighbor to Neighbor News, East Aurora, NY, 2011-2015

Editorial Intern
The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY, Summer 2011

Editor in Chief, Features Editor, Staff Writer
The Bona Venture Newspaper, St. Bonaventure, NY, 2007-2011

 

Awards

2018 Gold Medallion Award, District 1 of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR)
Excellence in Writing

2018 Silver Medallion Award, District 1 of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR)
Social Media (Trocaire College Facebook page)

2017 Gold Excalibur Award, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter
Tactics- Annual Reports

2016 Gold Excalibur Award, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter
Tactics- Newsletters or Magazines

2011 Mark Hellinger Award
Given annually to St. Bonaventure University’s most promising young communicator

 

Micellaneous

Charlotte House Comfort Care, Social Media/Marketing volunteer (2017-present)

Mount Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, Communications Committee member (2015-2016)