Katherine Kemmeries Cecala

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A fourth-generation Arizonan, Katherine Kemmeries Cecala brings to Junior Achievement a diverse background in nonprofit leadership, healthcare administration, law, industrial engineering, utilities, and business. Katherine has extensive knowledge of our community and nonprofit landscape as she has served on more than 40 nonprofit boards.

Prior to joining JA, Katherine had twenty-five years of leadership experience in nonprofits, including serving as the Chief Operating Officer at Valley of the Sun United Way and in executive roles at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Because of her love of learning, she attained her law degree and practiced in the areas of commercial and real estate transactions, business and employment law.

A master’s level instructor of philanthropy and nonprofit leadership at Arizona State University, Katherine has a BS in industrial engineering from LSU, an MBA from Louisiana Tech, and a JD from the University of Arkansas.