Kathy Utley, People Ops
Kathy has a unique intersection of skills, experience and education that combine technology with social activism. A former computer programmer, she has been active in progressive causes for over 30 years, developing community programs designed to prevent child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence; managing food security programs for a community center in Madison, Wisconsin; and serving on the Madison Food Policy Council, the Dane County Commission on Poverty, the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union in Central Illinois, and Planned Parenthood of Central Illinois. Kathy developed a leadership development program for women in Pakistan that was funded by the US Dept. of State under Secretary Hillary Clinton. She was a field organizer for the Obama Campaign in 2008 and most recently volunteered for Hillary for America managing People Ops for their tech volunteer community. Presently, she is the State Chair for Million Women Mentors Wisconsin.
She travels between Madison, Wisconsin, and Rockford, Illinois, with her partner Dom and their cat and two guinea pigs.