Katherine Hardwick

Katherine Hardwick is the vice president of marketing and research for Downtown Vision (DVI), Downtown Jacksonville’s Business Improvement District. With 17 years of experience, she oversees marketing and research efforts to promote Downtown as Jacksonville’s unique and authentic epicenter for business, history, culture, education and entertainment.

Prior to joining Downtown Vision, she worked for Burdette Ketchum advertising agency managing accounts in real estate, healthcare, legal, education and nonprofit. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of North Florida and graduated with top honors.

In addition to serving on the board of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, she serves on committees for JASMYN, Leadership Jacksonville and ULI North Florida. She is a member of the International Downtown Association and TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Bowl’d Ladies. Katherine was named a Jacksonville Business Journal’s Woman of Influence in 2022. She enjoys traveling, visiting our National Parks and is near her goal of joining the 50 States Club.


  • Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2020
  • ULI North Florida Center for Leadership, Class of 2019
  • International Downtown Association Emerging Leaders Fellowship, Class of 2018