Kate joined the Citizens League as executive director in September 2020. Most recently, she worked at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs for thirteen years, serving since 2011 as the executive director of the Humphrey Policy Fellows program and assistant director of the school’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance. In this role, she oversaw the Center’s portfolio of outreach programs, engaged in fundraising and donor relations, convened groups for learning experiences, and built collaborative partnerships with legislators and leaders from business, government, and nonprofit sectors.
Kate is currently chair of the board of directors at the MacPhail Center for Music, the largest community music center in the nation, where she has served on the board since 2013. She also served on the finance committee of the Citizens League from 2019-2020, and was a 2012 “40 Under Forty” honoree in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Kate now lives in Minneapolis with her husband and son.