Katherine Hill

Katie Hill is one of the founders of Commuter Advertising, a company that plays relevant location-based audio and text-scrolling advertising messages that play on the inside of public transit vehicles, splitting the revenue with the transit agency.

Hill has been directly responsible for raising millions of dollars to drive Commuter Advertising’s rapid growth. Additionally, Hill developed proprietary mapping sales software systems that align Commuter Advertising’s inventory with transit data allowing the sales teams to seamlessly sell location-based advertising messages.

Hill’s accomplishments include being a Venture Forum presenter at Paley Center for Media NYC, 2011 Soin Award for Innovation, 2010 University of Dayton Business Plan Competition First Place Winner, 2009 Early Career Achievement Award from the College of Business at Illinois State University, 2008 DePaul New Venture Grand Prize Winner and City of Chicago Treasurer’s Business Plan Competition Top-Ten Finalist.

Hill is an active member of the American Public Transit Association’s marketing and technology committees and has been a speaker at the APTA technology conferences and is recognized as a technology advertising expert by her peers.


“My favorite part of my job is writing checks to our transit partners ... It’s rewarding to see our media program come full-circle ... I would like to see continued and growing support for transit in the U.S. Mass transit is the future, the benefits are impossible to ignore; it’s exciting to be part of the long-term solution!”