Clients & Kudos


Benchmark Assisted Living

Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association

CommScope, Inc.


The Dewberry Family

Entrepreneurs Club

Fairfax County (VA) History Commission

Farmers Insurance

Fauquier County (VA) Historical Society

Federal City Council

Friends of the National Zoo

Fruehauf Family

George Mason University



Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff (HNTB)

Library of Congress

Marriott International

Meredith Corporation


Phi Mu Alpha

Shell Oil

Smithsonian Institution

U.S. Generating Company

Van Kampen


Washington Hospital Center


“Kathi captured our [company’s] story to the eminent satisfaction of all…. She handled a uniquely challenging responsibility in a manner that produced for us a superb result. I consider ‘Critical Connection’ one of the best business books of the hundreds and more that I have read. She has created for us a legacy.”

Robert W. Galvin, Retired Chairman
Motorola Inc.


“In early 1996 I decided to commission a book about Marriott. I was thrilled to find Kathi, and delighted by how quickly she was able to grasp the intricacies of the long and involved history of our company. Her key strength was her ability to help me condense more than 40 years of memories and experience into a dozen easy-to-read chapters. That’s a real skill. Without it, ‘The Spirit to Serve: Marriott’s Way’ might never have existed. She’s a true professional.”

J.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman
Marriott International, Inc.


“Almost a century ago, my father, Harvey C. Fruehauf, transformed his dad’s Detroit blacksmith shop into Fruehauf Trailer Corporation—the largest trailer manufacturer in the world. Modest to a fault, my father never wrote down the history of how he built the company, no matter how often I urged him to. I vowed that one day his life’s story would be told.

When we hired Kathi in 2003 to research and write my father’s biography, little did my wife and I know how deeply she would dive into the assignment. She spent hours of hundreds of hours digging through my dad’s memorabilia, company reports and public records to piece together a complete—and very human—story of one man’s remarkable success in business and in life.

Kathi’s book, “No Ceiling on Effort: The Harvey C. Fruehauf Story,” exceeded our expectations. Not only did the book fulfill my longstanding promise to preserve my father’s story for future generations of Fruehaufs, it also fills a major gap in the history of twentieth-century American business. We couldn’t be happier.”

Susanne and Harvey C. “Bud” Fruehauf, Jr.
Detroit, MI and West Palm Beach, FL


“In 1993, I engaged Kathi to research and write a history of the cellular telephone industry on its 10th anniversary. She quickly became an expert on the topic, and then walked a fine line in writing a book that needed to be accessible and interesting to a wide audience, while not losing the knowledgeable insiders. She succeeded admirably.”

Ron Nessen, Former VP for Public Affairs and Communications
Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association


“We were about to celebrate the 75th anniversary of our firm’s founding and wanted to know more about the depth of financial experience in our history. Since much of our corporate archive had been lost over the years, Kathi pored through public records and found creative ways to uncover the fascinating stories surrounding our firm’s founding. The result was an in-depth understanding of Van Kampen’s roots and a corporate archive that will preserve this wealth of information for the future.”

B.J. Marshall, Brand Manager
Van Kampen Investments


“It was my great pleasure to work with Kathi on her wonderful book on the pioneers and leaders of the U.S. cable television industry. She was exhaustive in her research, sensitive to the diverse personalities of her subjects, and honest and gifted with her journalism—Kathi’s extraordinary book will add greatly to the history of the media industry. She was and is spectacular, and a delight to work with.”

Leo Hindery, Jr., Chairman and CEO,
The YES Network
(Previously CEO of AT&T Broadband and its predecessor,
TeleCommunications, Inc. (TCI)