Katherine Gehl

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Champion of Systemic Political Change; Former Special Assistant to Mayor Richard M. Daley; Chairman, Gehl Foods

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Katherine Gehl serves as the chairman of Gehl Foods, Inc. and has been its director since 1998. Her background includes roles as a vice president at Bernstein Investment Research and Management, special assistant to Mayor Richard M. Daley for Technology and Economic Development, director of information technology services at Chicago Public Schools and director of organizational development at Oracle Corporation. She also serves on the Boards of Directors at The Joffrey Ballet, Public Allies and the Faye Gehl Conservation Foundation. In 2010, Gehl was nominated by President Barack Obama to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a position which requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Gehl graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 and holds a master’s degree in education from the Catholic University of America and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Katherine Gehl is available for paid speaking engagements, including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, and conference talks, and advisory/consulting services, through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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Gehl, Katherine

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Katherine Gehl serves as the chairman of Gehl Foods, Inc. and has been its director since 1998. Her background includes roles as a vice president at Bernstein Investment Research and Management, special assistant to Mayor Richard M. Daley for Technology and Economic Development, director of information technology services at Chicago Public Schools and director of organizational development at Oracle Corporation. She also serves on the Boards of Directors at The Joffrey Ballet, Public Allies and the Faye Gehl Conservation Foundation. In 2010, Gehl was nominated by President Barack Obama to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a position which requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Gehl graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 and holds a master’s degree in education from the Catholic University of America and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Katherine Gehl is available for paid speaking engagements, including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, and conference talks, and advisory/consulting services, through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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