Kathy brings 30 years of experience in operations and issues management; leadership coaching; growth and combination strategies; succession planning; strategic planning; and marketing and business development to her consulting practice, where she works with law firms and service organizations across the country as a member of Vertex Advisors Group. She most recently served as COO for Fennemore Craig, one of the country’s 250 largest law firms, for 19 years.
Previously, Kathy was a partner in a leading Southwest public affairs firm, working with healthcare, mining, energy, real estate development, manufacturing, banking, and transportation clients. She has also managed investor relations, public affairs and marketing for a Fortune 500 forest products company.
A passionate supporter of vulnerable populations and veterans, Kathy is a founding member of the national nonprofit Veterans Community Connections. She is also a former board member of SARRC. Arizona Business Magazine named her one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business in 2013.
Kathy graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with honors with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in journalism.