Kathie Shields is the executive director of Tech Collective, the technology industry association in Rhode Island. Tech Collective’s mission is to inspire, engage, educate, and employ a growing technological and knowledge economy in the state.
Shields has more than two decades of business experience and has worked in client services, business development, leadership and facilitation, operational management, and as an entrepreneur. She utilizes her industry experience and proven management, business development, communication, and relationship skills to oversee the operations and initiatives of Tech Collective. Shields is also responsible for the organization’s membership, industry, government, and community involvement.
A recent graduate of the Institute for Organization Management, Shields serves as a board member of The STEM Center at Rhode Island College and as the treasurer and board director of the New England Biotech Association. She also holds membership in the Career Pathways Taskforce, the Governor’s Biennial Planning Committee, the American Society of Association Executives, and more.