Kathy is Senior Vice President for the Hawksbill Group, a global diversified business and communications consulting firm based in Washington, DC that provides strategic counsel in public affairs, corporate communications and business operations. She recently became a Principal at Hawksbill Advisors, a Hawksbill Group company focused on public policy and external and regulatory affairs worldwide.
Previously, Kathy served as Vice-President of External Affairs for AT&T, where she led California’s statewide constituency relations and operations organization. She managed a team of professionals to build relationships across various segments, work closely with state and local elected officials and engage employees in the external community.
Kathy’s passion for service and volunteerism resulted in her appointment by the Governor of California to the California Volunteers Commission where she currently serves as chair. Kathy also holds board leadership positions in Teach for America Capital Valley, College Track Sacramento, California Women Lead and the California Asian Chamber of Commerce. She is also on the Sacramento Region Community Foundation Board.
Kathy’s experience within AT&T includes leading national business sales operations for Global Business, directing a data solutions business center supporting new emerging technology and managing call center operations.
As an executive in the telecommunications industry, Kathy has been recognized for her leadership as a Business Journal “Women Who Means Business” awardee, the American Leadership Forum’s Exemplary Leader of the Year and a Women of Influence through OCA. She was awarded the Citizen Service Award from the Voices of National Service for her work in education and volunteerism.
Kathy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Affairs from the University of Denver and an MBA in Marketing from the University of San Francisco.