Katie Michels

Senior Communication Strategist | Employee Benefits

Phone: 602-730-7135

Email: Kmichels@thegibsonedge.com

Katie Michels

Professional Experience

Katie works with clients to improve employee engagement. She offers clients creative, innovative, and strategic communication opportunities that lead to smart health care decisions and benefit plan satisfaction. By combining data and storytelling, Katie effectively engages and inspires diverse employee populations, resulting in happier, healthier, and more productive employees.

Katie has more than 10 years of employee engagement and benefits communication experience. Prior to her career in employee communication, Katie spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer living on a tiny island in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Specialty Areas

  • Data-informed communication strategies
  • Employee segmentation, motivators, and communication preferences
  • Benefits education gamification
  • Inclusive communication strategies
  • Employee surveying


  • Colorado State University | Bachelor of Arts in Technical Journalism