Background and Experience
As chief marketing officer, Kate Margolese oversees Perkins’ overall marketing strategy, working to build awareness of the Perkins mission and educational philosophy, domestically and internationally, while ensuring that Perkins programs, products and services are attuned to the needs of the students, families, educators and school districts they serve. Before arriving at Perkins in 2013, Kate led marketing efforts at technology companies, including Sun Microsystems and Nets Inc. Prior, she was a consultant at McKinsey and Company, where she focused primarily on strategic direction for technology companies. Kate earned an MBA from Harvard University and has a BS in engineering from the University of Michigan. Kate has been an active volunteer in her local A Better Chance chapter.
“I am serving on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council because I believe in diversity and inclusion across organizations whether school, employment or community-based. I believe a focus on diversity and inclusion at a prestigious university like U of M can have profound benefits for the students and alumni as well as serve as a model for other institutions.”