Job description

Kathy manages the Association’s finances and business operations.  She supports and coordinates the work of NATO’s Boards, Committees and Task Forces.  As a member of the NATO management team, she participates in the recruiting, hiring, supervision and evaluation of NATO staff.  She assists President/CEO John Fithian in the development and oversight of NATO’s budget.  She ensures that infrastructures and resources are available to support NATO’s member programs and strategies through adequate staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.  She is responsible for planning and executing NATO’s Annual Membership and Board Meeting in the fall.

Issues covered
Administration, finance, governance, meeting planning and information technology management.
Work experience summary

Kathy’s background is in association management, with experience in marketing and communications. Prior to joining the NATO team, she served as Executive Director of the Color Marketing Group (CMG), an international association of color and design professionals.  Previously, she held senior staff positions at Employers Council on Flexible Compensation, the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association, Printing Industry of Minnesota, and the Midwest Gas Association. Kathy is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), a designation awarded by the American Society of Association Executives.

Hometown
Edina, Minnesota
College
Undergraduate program: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (The “Golden Gophers”) – Graduate program: The University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (The “Tommies”)
Favorite Film
Funny Girl
Concession stand must haves
Popcorn and Diet Coke.
Favorite cinema memory
As a child in the 1960’s, I enjoyed family outings to downtown Minneapolis to see The Music Man, My Fair Lady, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, The Sound of Music and Thoroughly Modern Millie at the gorgeous movie palaces along Hennepin Avenue.