As Executive VP of Operations, Kathy leads and oversees the Foundation’s communications, community affairs, investments, legal, financial, human resources, and information technology functions.
Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Kathy served in a variety of executive leadership roles at technology companies including CEO of Austin AI, and Head of Operations for Applied Materials. Kathy has also owned and operated a consulting company, ProductToProfits, where she improved performance for numerous businesses across multiple industries. Kathy has provided leadership and mentoring for organizations supporting technology and start-ups, including Society for Women Engineers, Tech Ranch and RampCorp, and has been a guest lecturer at St. Edwards University School of Management and Business.
Kathy earned a BS in Engineering and Industrial Management from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.