As a Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank she managed Operations, Accounting, Customer Service for a $2 Billion credit card portfolio.
For twenty plus years as co-founder and president of Placement Associates, Inc and founder and president of e-TROTT.inc Kathy consulted to financial service giants: American Express, Wells Fargo Bank, Universal Card, Hewlett Packard, Chase Bank. HSBC, Bank of America, Capital One, First Data Corp., Citicorp, Target and many others. She advised innovative start-ups: Trajecta, Clout, Web Capital, Renaissance Bankcard, and others. She has been quoted in financial industry publication and an invited speaker at trade conferences.
Always committed to her community, Kathy founded the Food Bank of Yolo County in 1988 and was board president from 1988 – 2003. Under her leadership the organization grew to distribute over 2 million pounds of food to the hungry annually. She co-founded Yolo Stage Company in 1997 and has produced a summer theatre musical for 75 youth and children for 19 summers. In 2005 Kathy co-founded the Woodland Outdoor Wanderers that provides hiking opportunities to over 400 Yoloans monthly.
Kathy has been recognized for her work in the community. She is the recipient of: the Most Family Friendly Business Award (1997) Yolo County Business and Professional Women, Woman of Vision and Courage Award (2001) Yolo County Women’s History Month, Resolution of Appreciation No. 03-56 (2003) Yolo County Board of Supervisors, and the Community Service Award (2010) City of Woodland.
Kathy is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She served on the Presbytery of Sacramento Executive Council 1999-2005 and 2007-2012. Elected Commissioner to the General Assembly 2004. Moderator of the Presbytery of Sacramento 2005. Chaired the Pacific Mission Exchange Team (PMX), Synod of the Pacific 2008 – 2012, now PresbyterianMissionExchange.org. Kathy has served since 2010 as an elected member of the national Presbyterian Mission Agency Board. She is passionate about starting new congregations and has advised many new innovative and immigrant congregations.