Kate assumed the leadership position of the downtown Tempe enhanced services district in 2014. Her vision for Downtown Tempe is to strengthen the voice of the organization and promote the district as the most urban destination in the Phoenix Valley. Through collaborations with the downtown merchants, property owners, City leaders and ASU representatives, she is working to stimulate a renewal in the attention to Downtown Tempe. She relocated to Tempe from Fresno, CA where she was the President/CEO for the Downtown Fresno Partnership, a similarly structured business improvement district that is working to revitalize Downtown Fresno. Before joining the Downtown Fresno Partnership, Kate spent 7 years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the Executive Director of East Town Association, a membership-based organization that produces large-scale events that have transformed the local economy and stimulated the residential relocation to Downtown Milwaukee.