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kathie pillard

Association Manager

Really good at: Balancing persistency with consistency, and getting things done.  

Known for: Worrying (my poor kids)! Right now I’m worried about being a worrier. 

Loves: Being outside enjoying the 300+ days of sunshine in Colorado, long walks with my dogs, gardening, and working in the yard.

Guilty as charged: Even though I live in Colorado, I never wear a coat or socks in the winter!

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About Kathie

Kathie serves as an association manager for International Women’s Forum of Colorado and the Finance Executives International of Colorado. She started her career in the speaking industry, working for a company that provided professional development training services, where she serviced accounts ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of industries.   

More recently, Kathie worked as a professional speaker booking agent identifying key decision-makers, finding, and securing business, negotiating contracts, juggling hectic schedules, handling billing and payments to ensure all expectations are met. With more than 25 years of sales, marketing and management experience, Kathie has partnered with hundreds of associations and meeting professionals. Because of the steep nature of competition in the professional speaking industry, Kathie is used to hearing “no” and overcoming objections all day— good thing she’s naturally motivated and optimistic! Kathie has a reputation as a formidable negotiator, client advocate, building rapport and positive working relationships with clients and business associates.