Kate has over 20 years of experience successfully preparing strategic plans and operations analyses, working with industry service organizations and foundations, supporting project and operational planning efforts for major arts facility projects, conducting community cultural planning and developing public policy, and performing industry and consumer research. Kate founded Create Today, a certified Minority/Woman-owned Business Enterprise, in 2017. Client work includes a program evaluation of the Yale/Goldman Sachs Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures; a feasibility study for a new performing arts facility on the Shoreline of Connecticut; a master planning study for a new Museum / School concept in New York; strategic planning projects for an arts-based research center at a university and a theater company in Manhattan; serving as the Interim Director of Grant Programs at an arts council in New York State; and an operations analysis for a new partnership between two competing theater companies.
Kate is an adjunct lecturer in the arts management program at Purchase College, State University of New York and has served as an advisory panelist with the New York State Council on the Arts.
Prior to founding Create Today, Kate was a management consultant at AMS Planning and Research Corp. for over 11 years. Kate also has experience working in the field, from the six years she worked at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. As Registration Manager for the entire range of educational events, her responsibilities included all aspects of running a box office for a major presenting organization: marketing, sales, show settlements, customer service, front-of-house responsibilities, and oversight of the safety and welfare of hundreds of thousands of school-aged children, chaperones, and teachers annually.
Kate has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music from Bryn Mawr College and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Yale School of Management.
In addition to her professional work, Kate’s enthusiasm for the arts extends to the community service organizations for which she has volunteered. In Washington, DC, Kate volunteered for six years with the Northwest Youth Alliance Concert Series, a free outdoor summer concert series that targets at-risk youth in the District of Columbia. She also volunteered with Quest: Arts for Everyone, another Washington-based organization that makes arts accessible to persons with disabilities. Since moving back to New York, Kate has become a mentor for the Yale Association of Nonprofit Alumni, working with young alumni who are pursuing careers in the arts and culture sector. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the local middle school PTA and as the budget representative for the PTA Council and the School Board.