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Katie Chadwell

Director of Operations


Areas of Expertise: grant writing, project management, internal operations

“I love working for a company that seeks to impact education on a national scale and supporting a team of passionate, talented people.”

Katie Chadwell is the Director of Operations for KnowledgeWorks. In this role, she supports the talent management, internal communications, Board relations and grants management functions of the foundation.

Prior to joining KnowledgeWorks, Katie worked at the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, where she held several roles before ultimately serving as the Director of Afterschool for the YMCA’s Department of Youth Development and Education. In that role, Chadwell oversaw YMCA programming at Cincinnati Public Schools sites, helped secure nearly $2 million in grant funding from the Ohio Department of Education and provided training nationally through the YMCA of the USA’s replication of Cincinnati’s afterschool model.

Chadwell earned a master’s of education in sports administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, and a bachelor’s in organizational communication from Marietta College in Marietta, OH. Chadwell is a graduate of class 8 of the Cincinnati Chamber’s C-Change Leadership Development program, a member of the Cincinnati Chamber Alumni Network, has completed the Community Leader’s Institute leadership development program led by the Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training at the University of Cincinnati and holds a Certified Grant Writer credential through the American Grant Writers’ Association.