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Kathryn McKee

Lecturer, Technology Management Program
President, Human Resources Consortia

Kathryn D. McKee, SPHR, is President of Human Resources Consortia, a consultancy specializing in providing solutions to Human Resources issues. Prior to forming her own firm, she was Senior Vice President and Regional Human Resources Director for Standard Chartered Bank, Senior Vice President Human Resources for First Interstate Bank Limited, And SVP Compensation and Benefits at First Interstate Bancorp. Previously, McKee had been Manager, Corporate Compensation; Director, Equal Employment Opportunity; and Director, Management Development at Twentieth-Century Fox Film Corp. She also served as Director, Industrial Relations for Cal Custom/Hawk Division, Orion Industries, and Manager, Corporate Compensation at Mattel, Inc. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UCSB Foundation; a Director on the Boards of the Fire Service Training Institute, Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Charitable Foundation and the Executive Committee of EPIC (Emergency Public Information Communicators). She is a member of the City of Santa Barbara’s Civil Service Commission, was Foreperson of the 2010-2011 County of Santa Barbara Civil Grand Jury and served as the 2011-12 President of the American Red Cross, Santa Barbara Chapter. She was 1991 Chairman of the Society for Human Resource Management, President of the Laguna Playhouse; Past President of the Grove Shakespeare Festival, The National Human Resources Association, the SHRM Foundation and the Human Resource Certification Institute. She is listed in “Who’s Who in America.” She served as an Executive-in-Residence in the CSULB College of Business Management/Human Resources Department and now teaches for the UCSB Technology Management Program and for UC Santa Barbara Extension. She received NHRA’s 1986 Member of the Year, PIHRA’s 1990 Award of Excellence in Human Resources, SHRM’s 1994 Award for Professional Excellence and in 2004 was SBHRA’s Member of the Year. McKee’s publications include “Leading People Through Disasters: An Action Guide”; 12th Annual Disaster Resource Guide, “The Mouse in the Room”; IPMA HR News, :How Prepared are you for When Disaster Strikes?; the chapter, “Moving as the Markets Move: Planning for Resizing”, published in “Resizing the Organization; “Human Resources: Insurrection or Resurrection” published in the Human Resource Management Journal”; “New Compensation Strategies for Emerging Career Patterns” which was published by HR Magazine and won the distinguished William W. Winter Award from the American Compensation Association. She is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara receiving Senior Honor Key and Outstanding Senior Woman Awards. She completed the UCLA Certificate Program in Business Management, and the Executive Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

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Education: 

BA Sociology, UCSB; Executive Program, Anderson School of Business, UCLA

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Experience

Tech Venture Experience: 

Mattel, First Interstate Bank, Twentieth-Century Fox Film Corp

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Research Interests: 

Teams & Talent Management