With experience in alumni relations, annual fund, major gifts, capital campaigns and special events, Kat has fundraising perspective from Wright State University, Urbana University, Xavier University, and the American Red Cross.
Since 2016, Kat has served as the Director of Development for the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and spearheads a comprehensive development operation that advances the Girl Scout mission for long-term growth in the Cincinnati and Dayton Region. She is empowered by how women are changing the philanthropy landscape and is passionate about ending sexism by providing opportunities for girls to lead and write their own script.
Within the community, she serves of the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is an Executive Mentor at Xavier University, and volunteers at Mariemont Elementary. Kat holds a BA in Communications and a MA in Higher Education in Student Affairs from Wright State University. She earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation in 2017 and dreams of spending time on the beach with her son David.
Laura’s past positions have been in health care and social service settings, and now she is working to promote and support the arts. Currently, she is employed at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati as their Director of Development.
Outside of work, she’s an avid runner and active in her community, as a board member for the Cincinnati Chapter of the Road Runners Club of America and coach & SoleMate for Girls on the Run. Kila graduated from both NKU with a B.A. in Organizational Leadership and the National Outdoor Leadership School based in Lander, WY.