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Kathy Surace-Smith on juggling philanthropy and work in a fast-paced corporate environment
June 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join a select group of Emerging Leaders for Speaker Series with Kathy Surace-Smith, whose work combines two of Seattle’s hottest industries: tech & medicine. We’ll provide light appetizers, drinks, and a chance to network with your peers and Kathy – all you need to bring is you!
Kathy, one of the few women in a top legal leadership position at a major tech firm, will share her best tips on making time for it all: from day-to-day as NanoString’s Vice President and General Counsel to serving on non-profit and other boards across King County. Find out what it takes to play a major philanthropic role in your community – like serving as United Way of King County’s Chair of the Board in 2017-18 – while staying at the top of a highly competitive field.
Email Cassandra to reserve your spot. Space is limited to the first 50 people!
Kathy Surace-Smith is the Vice President and General Counsel of NanoString Technologies Inc., Seattle, WA, a provider of life science tools for translational research and developer of molecular diagnostics. She has served on the Board of Trustees of United Way of King County since 2011 and will be Chair of the Board in 2017-18. She also serves on the boards of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, the YWCA of King and Snohomish Counties and The Tateuchi Center, a proposed performing arts center in Bellevue. She served as co-chair with her husband of the 2010-11 fundraising campaign for the United Way and as co-chair of the 2012 King County Parks Levy Task Force . She is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and Princeton University. She and her husband Brad Smith have two young adult children.