Kathie Ross is the chief administrative officer, overseeing global human resources, operations, security, IT and project management. She joined the Institute in July 2016. Kathie brings over 25 years of experience as a chief people and/or chief administrative officer in a variety of settings, including major publicly traded companies. She has worked with start-ups, IPOs, mergers/acquisitions, as well as not-for-profit organizations (Healthy Companies International, Arbitron Inc., IPM Global, Chevy Chase Bank, The National Rural Electric Association and Sallie Mae).
Kathie is actively involved in numerous professional, philanthropic and artistic boards. She currently chairs the Executive Advisory Council for HR People + Strategy (SHRM’s executive network) and is Associate Editor of the People + Strategy Journal where she has published work on models of leadership and leadership transitions. She also served as national board chair for HR People + Strategy from 2009 – 2011. She earned her PhD in Organizational Behavior and Development from the business school at GWU where she serves as adjunct faculty.