Katherine has held a variety of executive positions for Fortune 500 companies, including Mattel, The Limited, and General Mills. In her various responsibilities, she has spearheaded all aspects of creating new products and businesses, overseeing product development for a national chain, and helping re-position brands.
She is currently a Co-Founder and General Partner at Chapin Ventures, a boutique private equity fund, investing in self-run and other start-ups. She holds an MBA and BA from the University of Illinois. Katherine has served as Chairman of the Board for La Jolla Music Society, serves as a Trustee of Sanford Burnham Prebys, a medical research institute in San Diego, California, and as an Arts and Humanities Advisory Council Member for University of California San Diego (UCSD).