Board Advisor & Philanthropist, former Technology & Marketing Executive
Katie Vogelheim is an experienced marketing and operations executive turned philanthropist with a career that spans several different industries and four continents. She spent her first 18 years at GE Information Services, a global telecommunications provider, where she held executive positions starting and managing organizations around the globe. Following a passion for music, Katie shifted focus and was a senior executive in the record industry for a division of Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG). After a two year stint in Italy, Katie saw an opportunity in the hospitality space and now owns and oversees a collection of boutique hotels located in the heart of Rome.
But Katie’s true passion lies in her philanthropic work through her family foundation, which she created in 2004, and as a strategic board advisor. With the clock ticking on changing global temperatures, Katie is particularly focused on large scale conservation efforts that could tip the scale in the planet’s favor. Serving on the Board of Dean’s Advisors for the Harvard School of Public Health and chairing the Leadership Council for Conservation International, Katie strives to accelerate the science and programs connecting climate change to human health outcomes.
Katie also serves on the Board of Dean’s Advisors for the Harvard Business School, and the Advisory Council for Loyola University, Rome. Katie holds a BS degree in Physical Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from Golden Gate University.
She and her husband, John Hansen, live in Tiburon, California and are parents of two adult children.