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Meet Vice President of Finance and Strategy… Kathie Boles!

January 11, 2022

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Get to know more about the women who put the “F” in Finance and Strategy at ALKU!

What is your favorite podcast?
“You Must Remember This”- Old Hollywood Stories

Who would you want to have coffee with?
Jackie Kennedy

What ERGs are you a part of?
I am one of the founders of ALKU’s Women Empowered (AWE) ERG!

What ALKU Gives Back events or programs have you participated in?
Salvation Army Gifts at Christmas time, Rodman Ride for Kids, Lazarus House volunteer, and ALKU 12 Days of Giving. I also hold a seat on the Mass Mentoring Partnership Scholarship Committee and Cheers for Champions Committee.

Are you involved in giving back to your local community?
YES! I am on the board of The ABC House of Andover- a boarding home for underserved girls from across the country. The girls live in the house and attend Andover Public Schools.

What’s your career theme song?
All I Wanna Do by Sheryl Crow

What app can’t you live without?
Wordscapes

What is your favorite office lunch spot?
LaRosa’s

What is your go-to pick from the snack closet?
NUTS!!!

How do you Have Fun Working Hard™?
I try to make people laugh whenever I can.

What is your biggest career advice?
Work Hard, make sure you enjoy what you do, and don’t take things too seriously. Life is short and everything is temporary!

Kathie’s Bio:
Kathie has more than 15 years of experience within the finance and accounting realm. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst – Isenberg School of Management. Prior to joining ALKU, Kathie worked as an accountant for several Boston based companies and had responsibility for varying financial operations. This experience has made her the perfect fit as the Vice President of Finance and Strategy at ALKU. As the VP of Finance and Strategy, Kathie manages all financial facets of the organization, as well as Treasury and Risk Management. Kathie’s responsibilities include setting strategic direction and creating corporate governance that establish policies, tactical guidelines, as well as operational processes.