KATHLEEN ROSS Ph.D Executive Advisor
Kathie brings over 25 years of experience as a Chief People 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 (Arbitron Inc., IPM Global, Chevy Chase Bank, The National Rural Electric Association and Sallie Mae). Throughout her career, she has excelled at both strategy and execution—consistently designing and delivering human capital and culture initiatives that link to critical business outcomes and that create high performing organizations.
Kathie has served as an advisor and staff liaison to corporate compensation committees, governance and nominating committees and CEO search committees. She is actively involved in numerous professional, philanthropic and artistic boards. She earned her PhD in Organizational Behavior and Development from the business school at GWU where she serves as adjunct faculty. A thought leader in the strategic talent arena, Kathie is a recent chair of HR – People & Strategy (HRPS). She has a grown daughter and lives in Arlington with her husband, Doug.