Kathy A.N. Grant
As CIO at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Kathy works collaboratively with her team and with department colleagues to design and execute the foundation’s software applications strategy. She has worked on several third-party and custom software projects and enjoys figuring out how to make processes more efficient through IT. Due to a strong interest in how technology can help communities achieve their goals, Kathy also worked with the foundation’s Education Program for five years as a program officer for Open Educational Resources. Prior to joining the foundation, Kathy was the Associate Director of HR Information Systems at Borders Group, Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she led a company-wide project to launch a new hiring system at all U.S. stores. Kathy also spent five years as a computer communications officer in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Arkansas and Okinawa.
Kathy earned her M.A. in East Asian Studies and M.B.A. at Stanford University and a B.S. in Computer Science at Santa Clara University.