About Us


Bright Beat is driven by passion and purpose. Climate-conscious and business-minded, we’ve been rallying the troops and achieving positive change for 13 years… and having a ton of fun doing it.


Stephanie Katsaros

A social entrepreneur, thought leader and business strategist, Stephanie founded Bright Beat in 2010 to activate environmental stewardship and social responsibility across sectors and up the value chain. 

Fueled by a genuine appreciation and understanding of global cultures, opportunities, and needs

Stephanie’s leadership in the creation of engaging and effective programs with diverse stakeholders – cities and festivals, brands and bands, corporations and non-profits, recyclers and resin makers – continues to influence policy, inspire community legacy projects, and raise the bar for responsible facility operations and event production. She thrives on action-oriented initiatives that are scaleable, collaborative and innovative, with proof (by demonstration or data) of economic development + community impact.


As a respected media and marketing executive, she enjoyed over twelve years representing CBS (Entercom) and Clear Channel (iHeartMedia) radio properties, websites and events, building strategic partnerships, creating innovative sponsorships, and promoting quality music, artists, events and causes. Her interviews with countless renowned musicians may still be heard in the Backstage archives of some of Chicago’s most legendary venues and across radio, TV, print and digital outlets.


Stephanie’s journey around the world – from Tanzania to Mozambique, Greece to Laos, India to Argentina – exploring, volunteering, and working her way across twenty-eight countries, continues to fuel a genuine appreciation and understanding of global cultures, opportunities, and needs.

The Team

Specialists, Associates and Eco Educators round out the expertise and engagement Bright Beat brings to every project. 

Stephanie Katsaros interviewed on WTTW about her approach to Low Waste living.