Katie Cotton Death – Longtime Apple Inc. communications chief who served as a steward for the company’s iconic brand during the Steve Jobs era and beyond has passed away. The legendary Katie Cotton, former head of communications for Apple died on Thursday evening, the 6th of April 2023, surrounded by family and close friends. Kathryn “Katie” Elizabeth Cotton was announced dead on Monday, April 10th, 2023. No cause of death was reported.
“We’re deeply saddened by Katie’s passing,” Apple said in a statement Monday. “She was an extraordinary person and she made countless contributions throughout her two-decade career at Apple. Our thoughts are with her loved ones and everyone who had the opportunity to work with her.”
Katie Cotton biography
In 1988, she moved from New Jersey to California, where she was ready to make her mark on the world. So she did it. Her children, Ethan and Isabelle, remember her as a loving mother, a kind friend, and an inspiring role model who helped them in every part of their lives. Cotton was named Apple’s vice president of marketing in 1996, and she stayed in that position until she retired in 2014. During that time, she helped create the company’s media strategy and plan some of its most important launch events.
She worked behind the scenes to help Apple’s brand, and she is known for protecting Jobs as his health got worse. Katie was named one of the most impressive women working in public relations and marketing in the technology field. She was a strong and constant supporter of the company, which helped its goods and brand get better known.
Cotton left the company about two years into Tim Cook’s time as CEO. Cook replaced Steve Jobs as CEO. During her time at the company, Apple went from almost going bankrupt to becoming the most valuable business in the world. This is one of the most amazing turnarounds in tech history. In her retirement, she worked with local community groups as a volunteer to raise understanding about the need for mental health education for children.
Survived and preceded in death by
Katie is survived by her children Ethan and Isabelle Mimeles, life partner Jim Wells, mother Marie, siblings LoriAnn, Patty and Richard, former husband Michael Mimeles, nieces and nephews, Alayna, Allison, Bryce, Caroline, Danielle, Hannah, Olivia, Phillip, and Sydney whom she loved dearly and supported relentlessly, and her loving pets, Kona and Jasper. Katie was preceded in death by her father Philip Cotton.
Katie Cotton obituary
A private funeral will be held on Friday, April 14th at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Asbury, New Jersey where Katie will be laid to rest. A celebration of life will take place in the Bay Area in the coming months.
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