Founder of Commonwealth HR Consulting, Kate cultivated her professional expertise as a consultant in the Global Human Resources Services Group at C&L, now PricewaterhouseCoopers, in global compensation and benefits at Merisant, and as director of compensation and benefits at Exelon Enterprises.

At Merisant, Kate directed HR activities outside of the Americas including divestitures of businesses. At Exelon, Kate provided compensation and benefits support for a 7,000-employee unit as it evolved from growth to turn around to divestiture, advising senior leadership in the transitioning of employees.

Kate gives generously of her time as a board member of The University of Kent in America and a committee member of the Union League Club of Chicago. From 2007 until August 2015 she served on the board of The People’s Music School. Kate was a founding board member of The Professional Women’s Club of Chicago and has been involved with Best Buddies Illinois.

She earned a B.S., Foreign Service, from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.