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Kathy Walsh



Kathy Walsh
Organizational Success, e-Learning, Work Force and Marketing

Kathy Walsh is an executive consultant on workforce performance, organization effectiveness, education and marketing strategies in the new economy. She has 16 years executive and management experience in marketing, organization, learning, and the effective use of technology.

Recently, Ms. Walsh led the strategic planning of an education business for a Virginia television station. She developed marketing materials for the US Chamber of Commerce, a wealth management company, and a consulting corporation. She helped a .com education company’s executives build a business development strategy. For another organization, she reduced technology expenditures by two thirds and improved operations. With the owners of a new technology business, she addressed market opportunities with large potential. In the past three years, she helped government and education leaders around the world build plans for economic development in the information economy including Croatia, Singapore, three states in India, Australia, Chile, Russia, Malaysia, Denmark, Taiwan, Canada and Mexico.

Previously, Ms. Walsh was the Education Strategy Executive for the IBM Institute for Electronic Government. There, she led research, strategy development and briefings on education, and workforce skill building with technology. She also hosted monthly web cast interviews with international leaders. Additionally, she managed education public policy issues for IBM, created marketing strategies, and supported top IBM executives in policy work. Earlier in her career, Ms. Walsh ran organizations to develop IBM personnel, offer database/networking education, provide organizational strategic analysis, technology planning and marketing. She taught mathematics at the University of Missouri, consulted with educators on technology use, and advised educators, business leaders and policy makers on education, organization, workforce and technology issues.

Ms. Walsh is often requested to speak on education and workforce, and to participate in key public policy task forces. She was the keynote speaker on Tech-rich Work Skills for the American Association of Community Colleges fall conference and served as Special Advisor to the National Governors Association and ASTD Commission on Technology and Adult Learning. She participated in the Secretary of Education’s Task Forces on the future of secondary education and K-12. She provided workforce and education technology briefings for the Departments of Education, Labor, Agriculture, and Defense. Ms. Walsh is a member of the ASTD Policy Committee, the National Alliance of Business Policy Council, the advisory to the Center for Work Force Excellence at the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Fairfax County IT Policy Advisory Council.

Ms. Walsh holds a Masters of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Missouri, and certificates in Marketing Planning from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and in Advanced Business Strategy from Harvard University.