Kate is based in AEM’s Washington, DC office and oversees the strategic direction of the association’s federal infrastructure and workforce development policy, as well as the execution of its policy-focused thought-leadership initiative, Infrastructure Vision 2050. She also oversees AEM’s political action committee, AEMPAC.

She recently lead efforts around AEM’s year-long incentivized competition, the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge, which culminated at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas, NV with a finale event. Five finalists pitched their visions for the future of U.S. transportation infrastructure in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. Their ideas were also featured within the show’s new Tech Experience pavilion. She also directed the development of AEM’s The U.S. Infrastructure Advantage™, a formal report that presents future-focused infrastructure principles espoused by the equipment manufacturing industry.

Before joining AEM, she worked on and managed several political campaigns in Nevada and Texas for federal and state candidates. Prior to that, Kate spent three years working in the U.S. House of Representatives as a legislative assistant for U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre, overseeing his veterans affairs, foreign affairs, and financial services legislative portfolio. She also worked for the Texas State House, specifically assisting with legislative efforts to give tax relief to Gold Star Survivors.

She received her Master’s in Political Management from George Washington University and an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.