Katherine Miller wants to work herself out of a job. That’s because, for more than a decade, she has helped IFAW plan, budget, and strategies just about every level of our operations in pursuit of improved animal welfare. Success for her means the enduring protection of wildlife around the world.
This passion started about 13 years ago, when Katherine joined IFAW as a Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President. Being the sole staff support for the EVP in the newly formed Middle East and North Africa office, she was a one-stop shop for everything operational, including support for programme planning and execution of training events, handling formal written communications with government officials throughout the region and preparing the annual operational budgets for 14 country offices.
Since then, Katherine’s expertise has become increasingly recognised within IFAW. As Executive Liaison to IFAW’s CEO, and then Director of Strategic Initiatives, Katherine oversaw organisation-wide efforts, including IFAW’s first comprehensive strategic plan progress report.
Today, Katherine guides regional strategic planning as International Operations’ Deputy Vice President. IFAW’s offices throughout North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania depend on Katherine to help plan, budget, monitor and improve how everything runs. She works to ensure that everyone’s strategy aligns. She advocates internally for what different regions need, so her colleagues in the field can better advocate for the wildlife that brought her to IFAW in the first place.
Director of Strategic Initiatives, IFAW United States
Executive Liaison to the CEO, IFAW United States
Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President, IFAW United States
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Stonehill College United States
Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University
Master of Science in Public Administration, International Relations Track University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Bachelor of Arts, Government Harvard University, United States
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