Explore St. Louis names Emmy-Winner Cat Neville as VP of Communications

Tuesday February 22, 2022

By Patrick

ST. LOUIS – Emmy-Winner Cat Neville is joining the Explore St. Louis team as their Vice President of Communications on March 14, 2022.

In this capacity, Neville will guide Explore St. Louis’ media relations and communications activities in collaboration with their marketing, sales and operations teams. She will serve as a spokesperson for the organization and conduct media outreach to regional and national travel, lifestyle, culinary and convention outlets. And naturally, because of her many years covering the St. Louis community, Cat is perfectly positioned to provide the press with deep insight drawn from her wide-ranging media experience.

As the co-founder of Sauce Magazine in 1999 and Feast Magazine in 2010, Neville has been a non-stop force in the St. Louis community. Highlights include developing Feast TV, an Emmy-winning regional half-hour program that ran for seven seasons; launching Emmy-nominated tasteMAKERS on public television nationally in October 2018; and joining the team at Hermann Farm in 2021 as curator to build the 200-acre historic site into a national-level farm museum and gathering place to support and promote the food, farming and beverage industries.

“We’ve had a great working relationship with Cat over the years including jointly creating the highly successful Feast on St. Louis video series,” said Brian Hall, Chief Marketing Officer of Explore St. Louis.  “We’re proud to welcome her to our team to help support our national brand positioning goals for St. Louis and our tourism industry.”

“I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with Brian Hall and Kitty Ratcliffe over the years, and I jumped at the chance to join their team,” said Cat Neville. “In everything that I do, I want to make a positive impact and do work that matters. Explore St. Louis plays a vital role in promoting the St. Louis area and supporting the region’s economic growth — I am honored to join this organization and be part of its effort to give St. Louis the spotlight it deserves.”