In her role as Director of Communications, Katie Byrd oversees all internal and external communications for the Office of the Attorney General. She also serves as the office’s primary contact to facilitate media inquiries and matters. In addition, Katie serve's as the office's liasion for the Statewide Opioid Task Force and represents the office on the Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force. Before joining the Office of the Attorney General, Katie was the Communications Specialist for Global Commerce at the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). In this capacity, she worked on behalf of GDEcD’s Global Commerce, International Trade and International Relations Divisions as a liaison between media outlets, private sector companies and other state agencies. Working alongside other members of the Marketing and Communications staff, Katie planned, prioritized and implemented internal and external communication campaigns and strategies. Katie is a member of the Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Georgia with an Emphasis in Rhetoric, Composition and Creative Writing.