As CEO of Halcyon, Kate is the driving strategic force behind Halcyon’s creative growth. She was instrumental in development of Halcyon’s well-established, Halcyon Incubator, the newest creative series Halcyon Stage, and the soon to be released, residency-based Halcyon Arts Lab. Kate’s dedicated passion for arts, sciences, and social impact, lends to an objective and unstoppable drive for formulating and executing Halcyon’s mission of catalyzing emerging creatives across multiple platforms, ideas, and artistic media, striving for a better world.
In 2016, Kate also helped Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Sheila C Johnson in establishing WE Capital, a consortium of leading businesswomen in the Washington, DC region that invests in and supports women and women led companies, inspiring the next generation of female entrepreneurs while providing opportunity for the investors to achieve their investment goals.
Prior to establishing Halcyon, Kate served as COO of S&R Foundation, where she developed new programs as well as oversaw impactful and capacity-building partnerships. Kate hails from the museum field and has worked previously at the Association of Science-Technology Centers, American Association of Museums, and the Naval Historical Center, to name a few.
Kate currently serves as an ambassador for the MIT Tech Review Latin America and Europe, as well as leads the DC Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council’s Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Subcommittee, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgetown Business Improvement District. Kate was also a judge for the Gifted Citizen prize at Ciudad de las Ideas, has served on Independent Sector’s emerging leaders council, and was listed in the Washington Business Journal’s Power 100 (2016).
Kate earned her B.A. degree in World Literature and a M.A. degree in Nautical Archaeology. She enjoys sailing, snorkeling, hiking, marksmanship, good food, and playing with her two sons.