As Chief of Staff, Katie Burns, is responsible for supporting the CEO with strategic planning and execution. Prior to joining Founders, Katie served as project coordinator for E. A. Renfroe and marketing manager for Health Partners America.
Katie graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a B.S. in Marketing and Industrial Distribution and from the MBA program at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. She is member of the Birmingham Chapter of the American Marketing Association and Young Professionals Birmingham. Outside the office Katie enjoys spending time with her husband, Joseph, and their three children, and being outdoors. Katie volunteers with Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership organization, where she currently serves on the Corporate Board; Alabama Farmer’s Federation Blount County Young Farmers; the Alabama Farmer’s Federation Blount County Women’s Committee, where she previously served as secretary; and is a councilmember of the Town of Nectar.