Kathleen Warner currently serves as a Senior Advisor to America Achieves, and as a member of the technical assistance team providing strategic guidance and support to the Economic Development Administration’s $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC) 60 regional coalition finalists.

An entrepreneurial leader and inclusive ecosystem builder who clears paths, cultivates relationships, aligns resources and develops programs for big ideas to root and grow, Kathleen has vast cross-sectorial experience, including in finance, healthcare, tech, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and in federal, state and municipal government. Prior to her work with America Achieves, Kathleen held senior leadership roles at a number of organizations, including the American Heart Association, where she focused on equitably accelerating health impact at the intersection of business, science and technology, at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, catalyzing an ambitious and innovative set of high impact initiatives and investments to advance the industries and technologies underlying NYC’s vibrant, sustainable and resilient economy and to create good jobs, including, most notably, an unprecedented now billion dollar investment to grow NYC’s life sciences sector and as COO and founding team member of the Startup America Partnership, a private sector initiative of the Case and Kauffman Foundations created in response to President Barack Obama’s cross-agency effort to promote entrepreneurship around the country.

A graduate of Duke University and Brooklyn Law School, Kathleen began her career as an attorney, has advised a number of political campaigns and was senior staff to a US Congressman in her home state of Connecticut.