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Katelyn Downing


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As part of her never-ending quest for knowledge and fascination with culture, Katelyn developed a deep connection to organizational behavior and design and the intricacies of workplace interactions. Her diverse skill set in a variety of project management and business applications allows her to help solve a vast array of client problems that lead to engagements including coaching, assessment, talent management, team coaching, and succession planning. She has consulted with a variety of for- and non-profit clients such as: Kansas City Power and Light, Sapient, Health Care Services Corporation, Duke Energy, Misericordia, and Skills for Chicagoland’s Future. Katelyn also brings her expertise in process improvement and project and knowledge management to internal STS projects.

Prior to joining STS, Katelyn worked as a project manager in the education, translation, and e-learning software development industries. In these roles, she led cross-functional teams and focused on delivering results and providing superior client service and communication. She soon discovered that training and development, human capital, and organizational design were her primary interests. She was particularly fascinated by how these activities play roles in the broader business objectives, which lead her to pursue an M.B.A. with a concentration in Human Resource management.

Katelyn has a B.A. from Emory University, an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from The University of Texas at Austin as well as an M.B.A. from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Through her work and educational experiences, she has traveled throughout the Middle East, Europe, and India. She has also completed several leadership development programs and continually challenges herself to seek new opportunities to learn about the changing landscape of the industry.