Kate is the Divisional Vice President of Strategy at REI, the largest consumer cooperative in the US. At REI, Kate drives the company’s long-term vision and growth strategy, strategic planning, market insights, and new business development. Prior to REI, Kate was one of the youngest female Senior Equity Research Analysts on Wall Street, where she worked at Wells Fargo Securities covering the healthy lifestyles and grocery sector, and was recognized as a Rising Star in the Institutional Investor Poll. She also worked at ICR, Inc., an investor relations firm, where she collaborated with senior management teams in the consumer and retail sector to evolve their corporate strategy and best position their current initiatives and long-term goals to external and internal constituents. Kate graduated with honors from Stanford University, and is an avid trail runner, hiker, mother, cook, and lover of local food.