Hi, I’m Mary Kate McGowan, managing editor of ASHRAE Journal and founder of Mary Kate McGowan, LLC—a small business that serves other small businesses.

My innate curiosity about how things work and what makes people tick has always informed my writing. Over the past six years, I have grown my editorial skills to become a strategic, creative and kind editorial leader. My experience in local newsrooms, an international association publishing house and talking one-on-one with entrepreneurs and creatives has shaped my editorial strategies to better connect readers and brands.


Storytelling creates connections, and a brand's editorial should do the same.


I'm an award-winning journalist, with awards including first place in deadline reporting and second place in beat reporting from the Georgia Associated Press. Other press associations have recognized my work.


I'm a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Atlanta Press Club.