Katie joins Genesys Works with an extensive background leading various high impact growth initiatives across the corporate and nonprofit sectors. She is a career-switcher, having spent fifteen years in advertising leading integrated marketing campaigns on behalf of Fortune 500 companies before pivoting to pursue her passion of advocating for social change. For the past six years, she has served in development and marketing roles within social service agencies, primarily in the areas of housing security and criminal legal support. More recently, Katie served as a consultant with CCS Fundraising, a strategic fundraising firm.
Katie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Illinois at Chicago and received a Master of Social Work from University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.
She is passionate about rethinking the practices, policies, and systems that perpetuate cycles of poverty and inequality. Her expertise, cross-industry experience, and strong connection to the mission of Genesys Works aligns perfectly for her role, and she is excited to scale the Genesys Works brand as a key national player that is creating necessary, meaningful, and sustainable change.