Kathy McKim

Founder, Mile 26 Strategies Vice-President, the Hawksbill Group
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Kathy McKim is a talented executive with over 30 years of experience in corporate external affairs, employee engagement and sales operations. She brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as local and state government affairs, public-private partnership development, employee engagement and volunteerism and sales operations management.

Currently, Kathy is Vice-President, Operations for the Hawksbill Group, a diversified business and communications consulting firm based in Washington, DC. The Hawksbill Group provides strategic counsel in public affairs, corporate communications and business operations to corporations, philanthropic and non-governmental organizations worldwide.

As Vice-President of External Affairs for AT&T, Kathy led California’s statewide constituency relations and operations organization. She managed a team of professionals to build relationships across various segments, work closely with state and local elected officials and engage employees in the external community.

Kathy’s passion for service and volunteerism resulted in her appointment by the Governor of California to the California Volunteers Commission where she currently serves as chair. Kathy also holds board leadership positions in Teach for America Capital Valley, College Track Sacramento, California Women Lead and the California Asian Chamber of Commerce.

Kathy’s prior positions within AT&T include leading national business sales operations for Global Business and directing a data solutions business call center supporting new emerging technology.

Kathy is someone who gets things done with a passion for excellence. She effectively drives results through collaboration, accountability and teamwork. As an executive in the telecommunications industry, Kathy has been recognized for her leadership as a Business Journal “Women Who Means Business” awardee, the American Leadership Forum’s Exemplary Leader of the Year and a Women of Influence through OCA. She was also awarded the Citizen Service Award from the Voices of National Service for her work in education and volunteerism. She continues to serve as a mentor for many young professionals across the country.

Kathy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Affairs from the University of Denver and an MBA in Marketing from the University of San Francisco.

She currently resides in the Sacramento, California area with her husband and daughter. Kathy is an avid runner and enjoys traveling with her family.