Katie serves as the Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Business Development for Broadlawns Medical Center. She joined the organization in 2015 and previously served as Chief Marketing and External Relations Officer for Broadlawns Medical Center and Executive Director of the Broadlawns Foundation. In her role with the organization, she is responsible for marketing, external relations, community impact, fundraising and strategic positioning for the hospital, clinics and services.
Her professional experience encompasses marketing, corporate communications, sales and fundraising within a variety of industries including roles with fortune 500 corporations, healthcare, retail, manufacturing and nonprofit organizations. Katie currently serves on the board of directors for the YMCA of Greater Des Moines and as a member of the Strategic Communications Cabinet for United Way of Central Iowa. She previously served on the board of directors for Komen Greater Iowa and Ballet Des Moines. She served on the strategic planning committees for Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Dowling Catholic High School and as a member of the marketing committee for the Des Moines Playhouse.
Katie earned her bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Iowa State University in Ames, IA with an emphasis in interpersonal rhetorical communication. She earned her master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with an area of emphasis in corporate public relations. She completed the executive education leadership program at Drake University in Des Moines, IA.