Kate has over 28 years of professional management experience that includes international operations, strategy and business development as well as strategic technical workforce planning. Her expertise focuses on building new organizations and enabling the workforce. She has been selected as a guest speaker at international conferences in Europe, Canada and the US.
As Vice President of Global Workforce Enablement for MetLife, Kate is responsible for building and implementing programs that enhance the productivity of MetLife’s technical workforce. This includes the creation of MetLife Technical University, a development program for early-in-career employees, as well as a summer technical internship program. In 2015, MetLife Technical University received three industry excellence awards. Kate is also certified in Workforce Strategy & Planning, which she uses to help internal technical organizations optimize their workforce composition, in partnership with their HR business partners.
Prior to joining MetLife, Kate spent 17 years with Cisco where she lived in Europe and the US, managing business development and sales operations organizations.
Kate holds a BA in History from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. She attended the University of Michigan for her MBA. Kate and her husband, Stephen, own a restaurant in Raleigh, NC which reflects their passion for International travel and love of global food. Kate is also the Board Chair for Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief non-profit organization.