Executive DirectorAs Executive Director of the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA), Katie Taylor leads this global health and development organization based in Washington DC. CIFA engages and trains leaders from multiple faith traditions to deliver critical development messages and services. These messages link interfaith efforts with those of civil society and governmental campaigns to reduce poverty and disease.
Katie worked for General Electric for nearly 20 years in a wide variety of businesses, including its health care, transportation, and mortgage units. A multilingual executive, she has lived and worked in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Katie held a number of leadership positions at GE: in the health care industry within GE Healthcare International as Managing Director of strategic market development, and as CEO of the GE Healthcare Mexico operation, as well as in other GE divisions – GE Corporate Business Development and e-Business, GE Transportation Systems (locomotives), GE Americom (satellites), and the GE Capital Mortgage Corporation. Before joining CIFA, she was Vice President for International Business Development for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
In addition to her experience at GE, Katie spent two years in consumer marketing at what is now Nestlé-Purina, was a consultant in telecommunications, helped found an internet business in Spanish-language education, and spent a sabbatical year as Chief Operating Officer of a multi-country education institution.
Katie has a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University, a graduate Certificate of Political Studies from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and an M.S. in International Business from Georgetown University. She has two children, and a large extended family on both sides of the Atlantic.
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