Judith Katz has held senior planning, strategy and financial roles at American Express, Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company and Barnes & Noble. Most recently she was the president of a two-year, career college. She has also served as board president for the Hudson Guild, a multi-function community based agency. She is currently on the board of Generation Schools, an innovative educational and charter school organization. In many of her management positions, she has been a mentor and coach recruiting and developing future leaders.
Ms. Katz was also a founder of a computer music software business. As a consultant to small business and non-profits, she has created new marketing and pricing programs, pinpointed areas of opportunity for profitable investment and researched and wrote a handbook for small and minority businesses. She has worked with financial service, education, literacy and environmental organizations assisting them in formulating goals and implementation plans.
She has been a featured speaker at the Conference Board, the Planning Executives Institute, the Harvard Club and the AICPA. Ms. Katz has taught strategic planning for the American Management Association and business planning for Kaufmann Fasttrac Growth Venture. She has been honored by the Academy of Women Achievers of the YWCA of New York City.
She received an S.M. in Management from the SloanSchool at M.I.T. and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her undergraduate degree is from BrandeisUniversity,cum laude with Honors in History.
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Room #4 – Startup & Entrepreneurship