Kate Guess is the Director of Communication for Vermeer Corporation, a global industrial and agricultural equipment company. Prior to joining Vermeer in 2013, Kate most recently worked for a privately held patient communication company leading both marketing and training. She has also held marketing and communication positions at Motorola, Maytag, Polaris, Cold Stone Creamery and the University of Northern Iowa. Kate earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a business minor from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Northern Iowa. She is also accredited in public relations from the Public Relations Society of America.