Katherine RuttellDirector of Marketing & Development

    A Jacksonville native, Katherine Ruttell is the Director of Marketing and Development for Live Oak Contracting, a full-service multifamily and commercial construction company spanning across the east coast.

    Under Katherine’s leadership with our company’s marketing efforts, Live Oak Contracting landed on the INC 500 list of fastest-growing private companies, earning #34 overall and was recognized as the #1 fastest-growing private construction company in the US. Live Oak Contracting has also been recognized by American City Business Journals, receiving accolades including Fast 50, Top General Contractors, Best Places to Work and most recently was awarded among the Coolest Office Spaces in Northeast Florida.

    Katherine is passionate about giving back to the Jacksonville community and supports a number of organizations including the Monique Burr Foundation, Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, Boys and Girls Club, Overland Missions, NAIOP Developing Leaders Mentorship Program, Greenscape Arbor Day Tree Festival, Safe Harbor Boys Academy, PAAL, The
    Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation and The Arc.

    Prior to Live Oak Contracting, Katherine studied Business Administration at Florida State College of Jacksonville and worked in the construction industry managing the Jacksonville Branch for ThyssenKrupp Elevator. At Live Oak Contracting, Katherine’s responsibilities include managing multiple divisions of the business including marketing, sales, human resources, and philanthropy. Katherine has also been recognized as a Hightower Emerging Leader with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Jax MVP Emerging Leader for the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation and serves as the Chair for the Communications Committee for ULI North Florida.

    Walker Palmer, Director of ConstructionKevin Powell - Live Oak Contracting