Published: June 8, 2021
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In this episode, we talk to Katie about serving a greater good and paying it forward, her work at the Boettcher Foundation, why we all need to take care of ourselves leaders.

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As president and CEO, Katie has come full-circle with the Boettcher Foundation. She was selected as a Boettcher Scholar in 1993 and has been at the foundation in various roles since 1997, including as the director of the scholarship program and vice president — a title she assumed at the age of 26.

Katie has been recognized as one of the Denver Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s “Top 25 Most Powerful Women.”

A fourth-generation Colorado native, Katie attended the University of Colorado Boulder, where she was a Presidents Leadership Scholar and honors graduate at the Leeds School of Business. In 2009, she completed her Executive MBA at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.

Katie has served extensively in the community on both local and national boards, and is widely regarded as a national expert in scholarship selection processes. Recently, Katie and her colleague wrote and published All the Wisdom and None of the Junk: Secrets of Applying for College Admission and Scholarships in an effort to demystify the scholarship selection process and help the next generation of talented citizens apply for college and scholarships.

Katie is a harmonica-playing, trout-catching, Star Wars-watching, country-dancing, scuba-diving, elk-hunting, Grand Canyon-rafting, mountain-hiking, family-loving, outdoor enthusiast. She lives in Arvada with her husband and two young sons.

Community Involvement:

  • National Scholarship Providers Association; past-president
  • Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation; past-chair; Leadership Denver class of 2006
  • Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, board of governors
  • Denver Civic Ventures, board member
  • University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, board member
  • Colorado Association of Funders, board member
  • YPO-Colorado, board member