Kate is executive assistant to managing directors Miranda Ballentine, Jerry Weiland, and a few principals at RMI. She enjoys being the supportive bridge that connects people, programs, and processes. Kate is fluent in multiple time zones and remains flexible as a master juggler of crazy-busy schedules and priorities. It’s up to Kate to help Managing Directors experience the very best use of their valuable time.
Kate joined RMI in August 2016 after managing her own remote business support and administration consultancy for 3 years—Delegate to Kate, LLC. This endeavor provided endless opportunities to learn new technology skills and hone her research, business development, and event coordination efforts. Tasks ran the gamut from writing a research report on business opportunities in Rwanda to managing event ticket and lodging sales for Rocky Mountain-area jazz concerts.
Prior to that, Kate’s fun career highlights include: being thanked by the Dalai Lama onstage in Washington, DC, for event support at the Mind and Life Institute; implementing and managing an employee reward and recognition program at Clipper Windpower; demonstrating to VIPs a language generation application powered by artificial intelligence at Hecht-Nielsen Neurocomputing Corporation; and co-authoring a book chapter titled “The Mechanism of Thought” together with an R&D team at FICO.
EDUCATION & AWARDS
BFA, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Climate Reality Corps Leadership Certificate, Denver, CO
WHY I LOVE WORKING AT RMI
“Day by day, in each tiny way, planting the seeds of change that can grow into a healthier and more sustainable energy future.”