Katie began working with the ECC in May 2019. She is an International City/County Management Association Credentialed Manager and has a Masters of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has twenty years of leadership roles in government, non-profit, public sector, and educational settings including a school principal, a county services manager, ABC general manager, and a town manager. She is experienced at working across traditional boundaries of education, political, organization, and economic status. She is dedicated to help the counties and municipalities in Eastern North Carolina to create and sustain thriving communities.