Katherine is an award-winning communications executive and campaign strategist. Since 2012, Katherine’s work has focused on the interdisciplinary practices of politics, policy, advocacy, sustainability, and gender bias in the global food system. She developed a series of impact-focused programs for the James Beard Foundation, served as the founding Executive Director for the Chef Action Network, and developed the Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change. She was named as a Grist “Fixer” and one of the most innovative women in food and beverage by Fortune and Food & Wine magazines.
She has more than three decades of experience managing large teams, designing training programs, leading programmatic evaluations, and building effective campaigns. She has worked with Fortune 100 companies, global philanthropic donors, emerging nonprofits, established campaigns, and everything in between. Katherine is on the boards of RAINN (the national sexual assault hotline) and the anti-poverty PAC Butterfly Effect. She is an active member of Les Dames d ‘Escoffier and Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.
Katherine holds an undergraduate degree from Loyola University in New Orleans. She spends a lot of time working on her macarons and bread baking techniques.