As the Chief Operating Officer, Kate provides strategic planning, management, and direction to support the fundraising objectives of University Advancement and Alumni Relations.
Kate has a broad-based business perspective gained from working within both the public and private sectors throughout her career. Her varied experience in government relations and public affairs includes working for the Arizona Department of Commerce, Parsons Corporation, Walt Disney Imagineering, Disneyland Resort, KB Home, California Apartment Association, Orange County Business Council, and at UCI as the Associate Vice Chancellor Public Affairs/Chief of Staff for UCI’s Strategic Communications and Public Affairs division and, most recently, as the Chief Administrative Officer and Director of External Relations for UCI Beall Applied Innovation.
Honored as the 74th Assembly District Woman of the Year 2016, Kate has also been recognized by OC Metro as “20 Women to Watch” and has been nominated three times for the Orange County Business Journal’s “Women in Business Awards”. She was appointed by UC President Janet Napolitano to serve as one of two Staff Advisors to the Regents for a two-year term. In addition to active involvement with a number of community organizations, she presently serves on the boards of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, OC Forum and Second Harvest Food Bank.
Chief Operating Officer, University Advancement and Alumni Relations