Kathy's leadership experience in the consumer products industry made her a natural fit to head GP's Consumer Products Group, which contains the largest retail and commercial tissue and tabletop businesses in North America. Kathy joined GP in 2004 as president of the North American Commercial (away‐from‐home tissue) Business and Communication Papers. In 2007, she was promoted to her current position to lead the entire Consumer Products Group – which at the time included a large business in Europe that GP later divested. Before joining GP, she held leadership positions in a number of global paper and tissue companies. A respected member of the business community, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, INVISTA, the Georgia Aquarium and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. In addition, Kathy is the vice chair of the Board of Trustees for Syracuse University and is a member of the board's executive committee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Syracuse University, as well as a Master of Business Administration in finance and strategic planning from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School.