Ms. Kathy Burstein
Chief Communications Officer for the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County
Kathy Burstein is the Chief Communications Officer for the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County, overseeing all aspects of communications for Palm Beach County’s independently elected public trustee.
Kathy has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and government communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida, and began her career as a newspaper reporter for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she worked for nearly 13 years. Her career in government communications began in 2010, when she became a specialist with the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County’s Communications team.
She joined the Department of Communications and Engagement for the School District of Palm Beach County in 2014 as the District’s Media Relations Specialist, and moved into leadership roles as the District’s Communications Manager and Communications Director. She returned to the Clerk & Comptroller in October 2018 as Chief Communications Officer.
Kathy is a South Florida native, born and raised in Broward County. She lives in Delray Beach with her husband, Jon, and their two sons.