Kate is the President & CEO of Stay Work Play. As President & CEO, Kate is responsible for the day-to-day operations and oversight of the organization, including communications and marketing, coordination of all board of directors, board of advisors, and young professional advisory board related activities, management of the web site, blog and related social media vehicles, and events and outreach efforts, staff and volunteer management, and also the strategic vision and direction for the organization.
Kate has also been an adjunct faculty member at the University of NH in Manchester and she sits on UNH Manchester’s Business Advisory Board.
Kate is passionate about being involved in the community. On an ongoing basis, she is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Brew NH, a Board member for New Hampshire Scholars, is part of the New Hampshire Coalition for Business and Education, the Palace Theatre’s Community Advisory Board, NH Public Television’s Advisory Board, a Corporator for Canterbury Shaker Village, the Public Relations & Marketing Chair for the Canterbury Fair, and was one of the Founders of the Manchester Food Co-Op, and volunteers throughout the state often. She was also involved for many years with the Manchester Young Professionals Network (MYPN), including as Chair of the Board of Directors.
In 2012, Kate was appointed by Governor John Lynch to the Job Training Fund Grant Review Committee.
Kate holds a Masters in Business (MBA) with a certificate in Leadership of Non-Profit Organizations from Southern New Hampshire University, and a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Business with a concentration in Sustainable Business from the University of New Hampshire.
Kate was named part of NH Magazine’s “2016 It List,” one of Business NH Magazine’s “5 Leaders for the Future” in 2014, the Manchester Young Professionals Network’s (MYPN) “Young Professional of the Year” in 2012, is part of the Union Leader’s “40 Under Forty” Class of 2011, was named one of the “Who’s Who: Big Players of 2010” by the Hippo Press, and she is an alumna of Leadership Greater Manchester, Leadership New Hampshire, Leadership Seacoast, Leadership Greater Concord, and a current participant in Leadership Greater Nashua. Kate was the 2016 Commencement Keynote Speaker for UNH Manchester.
Kate is a native of Canterbury, and now owns her own home in Manchester where she resides with her black lab, Timber.