Amy Kates is Managing Partner of Kates Kesler Organization Consulting. Amy was first introduced to ODF when Kathy Molloy invited her to attend the conference in Salem in 2003. Amy and Kathy co-chaired the 2006 conference in Charleston and Amy was a board member in the mid-2000s. She has attended and presented at many of our conferences and webinars. Kates Kesler has also been a conference sponsor in recent years.
In addition to her consulting work, Amy is on the i4cp Thought Leader Consortium. She also teaches organization design in the Executive MBA program at the Executive School of Business in Denmark, at Ashridge Business School in the UK, and through Cornell University. She is also a Resource Partner to the Center for Effective Organizations at the Marshall School of Business at USC. Amy has authored/co-authored numerous books, articles, and book chapters on the topics of organization design and talent management.
Amy began her career as a planner and Urban Fellow with New York City. She was formerly the principal of Downey Kates Associates. She has a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. Amy lives in New York City and is a board member of LEAD, an innovative after school program working to close the achievement gap for students in New York City.