Kathy Lawless named Interim President & CEO of The Leadership Investment
March 30, 2015 - Kathy Lawless, a Board Member of The Leadership Investment, will step-in as interim President and CEO of the organization on Monday, March 30, 2015, as we continue our search for a new President and CEO.
Robin Heller, current President and CEO of The Leadership Investment, will be leaving to join IMA Financial Group, where she will serve as Chief Technology and Operations Officer. We heartily thank Robin for her outstanding leadership and significant contributions and we look forward to her continuing engagement as she joins us as a Board Member.
(Pictured left: Kathy Lawless, Interim President and CEO and Ann Ayers, Board Chair)
Kathy Lawless is recognized in the greater Denver area for her leadership in change management, project and program management in the financial services area with companies such as First Data Corporation, Western Union and Experis Finance. She has in-depth experience translating strategy into action and in leading teams to solve complex business and client needs.
Kathy joined Board of The Leadership Investment in 2009 and has since played an integral role in our organization, chairing various strategic initiatives and events, driving membership conversations, and serving as Board Chair from 2011-12. “Kathy knows our organization intimately and has a unique ability to foster outstanding results within teams, build strong coalitions, and make sound strategic decisions. Her leadership is exactly what we need during this transition,” offered Ann Ayers, Board Chair.
The Board and staff team are thrilled that Kathy is bringing her passion, leadership and strategic vision to The Leadership Investment as we work to ignite and accelerate the change to gender balanced leadership across Colorado and beyond.
Kathy will serve as the interim leader until a new President and CEO is named, which is expected to happen in the second quarter of 2015.
For information about the executive search process, please Download President & CEO Recruitment Information
Thank you! You provided the spark that Ignited the Night for a Brighter Future
Thursday, March 12 was an inspiring evening with over 275 women and men participating and sharing in the vision of a gender balanced future.
Because of your generosity and participation we not only provided an evening that our guests left feeling inspired and empowered, but we surpassed our fundraising goals. See photos from the evening and photo booth. March 12 Ignite the Night
Attendees showed their pledge to achieving 50/50 gender equality in our photo booth. We encourage you to keep the momentum going by tweeting @invest2lead your personal pledge to #achieve5050.
Watch for upcoming programs & events
The Leadership Investment presents programs in 2015 that will focus on:
You! - First Quarter 2015
Your Team! - Second Quarter 2015
Your Organization! - Third Quarter 2015
Your Community! - Fourth Quarter 2015
View the 2015 Calendar of events to mark your calendar