AMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Kat Lauer has joined the AMPED team in its Sacramento, California office to lead two women-centric organizations.
As Associate Executive Director of Leadership California, she will support a network of more than 1,700 women leaders and more than 3,000 advocates dedicated to advancing the leadership role of women in California.
She will also serve as Executive Director of the Women In Trucking Foundation (WITF), supporting fundraising efforts that make scholarships available for women in the trucking industry.
“This is an exciting opportunity to lead and be a woman of change for these organizations, all while working for a woman-driven company,” said Lauer. “I have always strived for a seat at the table while seeking to impact the communities I serve. I see my work with AMPED as a perfect culmination of these passions.”
Lauer comes to AMPED with several years of association and fundraising experience, most recently as a Development Specialist with the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) where she oversaw day-to-day fundraising initiatives, and as a Director for the Bruin Varsity Club (BVC), UCLA’s Athletic Alumni Association, where she spearheaded athletic alumni fundraising initiatives, alumni relations and marketing, and event planning. She has also worked closely with donors and volunteers on major fundraising events for UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital, advancing initiatives for Children’s Health.
As a student at UCLA, Lauer was a member of the Women’s Rowing Team, where she competed in the Varsity 8 and achieved a career high of 7th place at NCAAs in 2012.
In her free time, she enjoys freelancing on various sports production crews, primarily with the Pac-12 Networks, where she was a part of the 2017 Emmy winning team for Live Sports Production.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kat to our team and our newest office in Sacramento! She is smart and engaging and has some great ideas for moving WITF and Leadership California forward,” said Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE, President and Owner of AMPED. “She will make an excellent addition to the AMPED family.”