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CEO of Cricket Media
Katya Andresen is CEO of Cricket Media, a children’s media company that publishes award-winning magazines including Babybug, Ladybug and Cricket, as well as digital apps and web-based tools. Prior to joining Cricket Media, Ms. Andresen was COO and CSO of Network for Good, a technology platform and SaaS enterprise for digital giving and social actions that was founded by AOL, Yahoo! and Cisco. From 2009-2013, Ms. Andresen was also an adjunct professor of strategic communications at the American University Key Executive Leadership Program. Previously, Ms. Andresen was senior vice president of Sutton Group, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm. She has worked with the Institute for Sustainable Communities in Ukraine and at CARE International in Atlanta, GA. Earlier in her career, Ms. Andresen was a foreign correspondent for Reuters News and Television in Asia and for Associated Press and major U.S. newspapers in Africa. Ms. Andresen wrote the book "Robin Hood Marketing: Stealing Corporate Savvy for Just Causes" and is a contributor to several books on social media.