Kate’s relentless optimism and energy coupled with a contagious vision for the future has helped drive ANCA to be seen as “the leading organization looking at new economies in the region.” She is a recognized leader who has built ANCA into an innovative and responsive organization that produces tangible results for every sector we focus on. Kate joined the organization as Executive Director in 2010, quickly identifying renewable energy as a critical path to more resilient local economies and focusing ANCA’s strategies on creating stronger local economies, including a clean energy economy. She has built a topnotch staff, a professional and efficient organization, and attracted millions of dollars in investment into the region.
Prior to joining ANCA, she served as the Managing Director for Business for Social Responsibility in Europe, a global nonprofit business network and consultancy dedicated to sustainability. She lived and worked in Paris for 6 years before moving to the North Country. She laughs now about her life in Paris, saying often that she much prefers her quality of life in the Adirondacks. However, her experience there developing Social Responsibility strategy for major multi-national corporations, developing climate policy and clean energy transportation strategies as well as complex collaborations between companies and other stakeholders has served ANCA well. Before BSR, she was Vice President of Public Policy for a multinational corporation, running the company’s global stakeholder engagement program and their global Biotech Advisory Council, both very sensitive and complex challenges.
Kate has two daughters with their own families, and lives in Lake Placid. In addition to her ANCA job, she is on board of NYSERDA, a member of the Community Advisory Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the North Country Regional Economic Development Council and the Common Ground Alliance Core Team.