Kate began working in politics at the age of 20 when she led grassroots advocacy and lobbying at a non-profit in Washington, DC while finishing her undergraduate degree. In 2002, Kate worked for Chris Van Hollen’s successful campaign for Congress in 2002. Following graduation, Kate went back to work doing lobbying and advocacy in the non-profit sector in Washington, DC. In 2005, Kate left D.C. to join Teach for America in Saint Louis. When she finished her commitment to Teach for America, Kate began lobbying in Jefferson City on education reform issues. Shortly after that, she joined a boutique lobbying firm where she began lobbying successfully for dozens of clients in multiple industries.
In 2018 Kate co-founded Nexus Group – a full-service government affairs firm headquartered in Jefferson City.
Kate is one of the premier lobbyists in Missouri. She has tremendous experience in negotiating complicated and controversial issues for multiple stakeholders. As a result of her background in public service and lobbying, Kate has relationships with key legislators and regulatory officials which help her maximum advantage in advocating for her clients’ interests.
Kate lives in the Tower Grove East neighborhood in Saint Louis, MO with her husband and daughter Sophia.
- 2016 Best new hire, The Missouri Scout
- 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 The 100 List, The Missouri Times
- 2018 Missouri Wonder Woman, The Missouri Times
- 2015 Eisenhower Fellow, China