President & Founder
Steve Brunner has 29 years of international and national sports marketing experience. Starting as an intern at the U.S. Olympic Committee, his niche has been refurbishing underdeveloped or creating new sports brands and events. Through his career, he was worked on more than 50 world-class sporting events, including six Olympic Games and seven World Championships. He has created more than 100 assets for clients that have help both monetize and help build brands ad events. He has had held senior marketing position at the U.S. Olympic Committee and Turner Sports. He founded KOM Sports Marketing with the principals of providing integrated marketing and communication services to create economies of scale and leverage while building out world-class brands and events. His experience spans sponsorship, promotional and grass roots marketing, public and media relations, press operations, broadcasting and brand development. These skill sets provide an unique ability for KOM to work on any project while integrating its service to provide better results at a far less cost than other large agencies. The list of successes are chronicled in KOM’s Story on this website.
Director of Marketing
Kyle Gapp has been with KOM Sports Marketing for 9 years and is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications. Kyle manages marketing plans, budgets as well as the fulfillment for KOM’s clients. He also oversees KOM’s clients communication plans that include development of guides, management of content for social media and the distribution of releases. Kyle received a BA in Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa in 2009. He currently resides in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife Kaitlyn and son Camden.
Director of Communications
Katrina Younce is a PR consultant with 20 years of corporate and agency communications experience across complementary industries: sports, entertainment, media and lifestyle. With a genuine love for building relationships, she is focused on helping people and brands tell their most important stories to the world through media.
For the past decade, Katrina has managed projects and account teams for clients ranging from major brands and global nonprofits to professional sports teams and large-scale events. Previously, she held communications positions at top tier media companies including NBC Universal and G4 Networks.
Recent clients include, the Vans US Open of Surfing, one of the world’s largest action sports festivals taking place every summer in Huntington Beach, Calif.; Phelps Brand, the competitive swim line co-founded by the most decorated Olympic swimmer of all time, Michael Phelps; Laureus World Sports Awards, the global awards honoring the greatest sportsmen and women across all sports each year; Team Novo Nordisk, a global team of athletes with diabetes, including a professional cycling team competing in 75+ countries; and Good Sports, a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the declining youth sports participation rates by providing new sports equipment, footwear and apparel to kids in need.
Katrina began her career at The Lippin Group, one of the leading independent entertainment public relations and marketing firms in the world. Over the course of three years, she rose to Senior Account Executive and worked on high-profile accounts including The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences where she led media credentialing and PR for the Emmy Awards.
A graduate of The University of Montana with a degree in Communications Studies, Katrina currently resides in Irvine, Calif. with her husband and their very energetic eight-year-old daughter.
Web/Digital Services Manager
Keegan Brunner started as an intern at KOM Sports Marketing and has elevated to Creative and Digital Services Manager in two short years. He has worked more than 10 world-class events in various capacities. Most recently, he played a key role in helping re-launch World Lacrosse’s website. He currently is working to maintain and manage websites for World Lacrosse, Maryland Cycling Classic and Tour of Utah. A graduate of University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, he has a degree in IT Solutions with a concentration in web design and cybersecurity.