Vote for Katie in the Toledo Primary on September 14th!
Katie has always had a passion for public service. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the Zoning and Planning Committee and Vice-Chair of the Budget Oversight Committee of City Council. She also serves on the committees of: Finance and Debt Oversight, Regional Growth, Development, and Small Business Enterprise; and Water Quality and Sustainability. Prior to her work on Toledo City Council, Katie served as Chair of EPIC Toledo, the largest young professional organization in the region with over 2,000 members and concurrently served on the Board of Directors of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. Katie served as Treasurer and Board member for Family House, a homeless shelter in Toledo dedicated to keeping families together. She is active in her church, Blessed Sacrament Parish, where she chaired the leadership Gifts Capital Campaign at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish that raised over $1.5 million she is also an assistant Girl Scout Troop Leader for Blessed Sacrament Troop #16210.
Katie is the daughter of two public servants. Her mom served as a Toledo Public School Teacher, specializing in Special Education where she retired after 35 years. Her mom was also an active member of the Toledo Federation of Teachers, bringing Katie to the State Capitol for protests, showing her to never cross a picket line and walking in the Labor Day parade. Her father served in the Finance Department for the City of Toledo where he retired after being Director Finance and Commissioner of the Budget. His work as a CPA eventually inspired Katie to pursue the same career path.
Katie grew up in the Close Park neighborhood of West Toledo. She graduated from Blessed Sacrament School and then Central Catholic High School. Katie attended Miami University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in both Political Science and History. She earned a Masters Degree in Russian Studies from European University at St. Petersburg Russia.
Upon graduation, Katie moved home to Toledo to fulfill a dream of working for U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. While working Congresswomen Kaptur’s district office for five years, Katie focused on connecting our local community to programs, funds and agencies at the federal level and assisting constituents directly with various federal departments. After serving as a Congressional Aide to U.S. Congresswoman Kaptur, Katie reinvented her career and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Katie was selected to be in the 2019 Class of Leadership Advance of the Ohio Society of CPAs, has been a Woman in Leadership mentor at BGSU, and continues to be a member of the United Way Emerging Leaders and Women’s Initiative programs. In 2019, Katie was honored with the prestigious 20 under 40 award that recognizes 20 individuals under the age of 40 who distinguish themselves in their community and career from over 200 nominees from northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
Katie resides in West Toledo in the same Close Park neighborhood where she grew up. She lives with her husband Phil, who is Lieutenant on the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department, serves on the Executive Board for Local 92 Firefighters and is a member of the Central Labor Council. Always an optimist, Katie believes that Toledo's brightest days will continue to shine ahead of us!