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Kathy Graham

Kathy Graham is the Founder and Principal of The HQ Companies, Inc., a group of four firms focused on strategies for board, career, and corporate growth in this digital age. She earned an MBA, Analytic Finance, Econometrics, & Statistics, from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS, Business Administration, Marketing from North Central College.

Kathy combines her experience-based insights of how professionals through C-Suite executives actually progress in their careers by driving corporate and board growth with her academic knowledge to create the content and successful outcomes that are the hallmark of The HQ Companies’ services.

She sits on the Board of the Chicago Finance Exchange, an invitation-only organization of the top 200 Chicago women leaders in finance. Kathy led 2020 Women on Boards Chicago for 3 years, connecting +300 corporations’ Board Directors with ~1,000 experienced/qualified Board Directors. She served 8 years on The University of Chicago’s Alumni Club of Chicago Board, including as Co-Chair of their Governance Committee. Kathy is a corporate member of the Thirty Percent Coalition, a unique coalition of corporate, private equity, and institutional investment firms with +$6 trillion AUM that are conceiving and implementing collaborative strategies for U.S. board diversity.

Contact Kathy directly at 630.306.0421 or via email at Graham@TheHQCompanies.com.