Katie is the executive director of Aspire. A lifelong Toledo area resident, she holds a bachelor of arts in business from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and an MBA from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. She has been affiliated with Aspire since it was founded, serving initially as the data and outcome network manager as a loaned executive from Owens Corning. She was named executive director of Aspire in 2015.
Katie spent 15 years at Owens Corning, where she held a number of roles in continuous improvement, project management and finance. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a passionate advocate of children and education. The mother of 5, who has also served as a foster parent for a number of children over the last decade, she is committed to driving positive change in the community.