Delegate Profile

Kathryn Emery

Job TitleHome Improvement & Lifestyle Expert


Kathryn started her career in the press as a magazine editor and learned early on, what it takes to tell a great story. In 2001, she established a career at Home Depot, the largest home improvement retailer in the world, where she guided product story telling in the public relations department. Kathryn identified trends and created stories around new products, innovation, seasons, how-to for close to two decades. She has identified and watched trends evolve and has a knack for predicting new ones. She has placed thousands of stories in national press including stories in Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Today Show and regionally in all media markets nationwide.

Kathryn enjoys and constructs narratives for products/trends throughout all topics related to the home, including but not limited to garden, outdoor living, power tools, lighting, smart home, paint, kitchen, bath, flooring, organization, holidays, safety & security. She is passionate about sustainability and smart home innovations. Kathryn attends trade shows regularly every year such as Consumer Electronics Show, World of Concrete, International Builders Show, Kitchen & Bath Expo, National Hardware Show, Green Industry Expo and more to stay abreast of the latest innovations.

In 2018, Kathryn launched Kathryn Emery PR a Public Relations Consulting Firm aimed at telling the stories of inventive, industry leading brands. She herself has been appearing on TV and performing print interviews her entire career and is an excellent source for a home improvement or lifestyle related story. She represents brands with great stories to tell, and products that will enhance everyday life. She is a storyteller inside of her Public Relations business Be the Best Home ( and is able to travel to, and appear on stations nationwide telling brands stories in an energetic, authentic, engaging manner.

Kathryn has regular appearances on KTLA Los Angeles, Good Day Sacramento, Colorado’s Best (Denver) and is able to travel anywhere to appear on TV representing a brand including Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, DC, Baltimore, Chicago and more.

Conference Sessions

  • New Product Launch Awards

    May 08, 2019, 02:45 PM - 03:00 PM, NRHA Village Stage

    The New Product Launch Awards features winning products, voted on by a panel of industry judges.

    • Language: English


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