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 and 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 awarded among the Coolest Office Spaces in Northeast Florida.
With a passion for giving back to the local community, Katherine supports a number of organizations, including the Monique Burr Foundation, Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, Overland Missions, The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, and more.
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. Katherine has been recognized as a Hightower Emerging Leader with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, a JAX MVP Emerging Leader for the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, and Urban Land Institute Center for Leadership class of 2021. She serves as an active member of NAIOP and ULI North Florida and served as ULI’s Communications Chair for North East Florida.