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Kathy Stady, Chair

  • Board member since 2017
  • Resident of Stevensville, MI

Kathy got The Acorn bug by enjoying shows as a patron. She was an active volunteer helping with fundraisers, ushering, and setting up a new donor management process.

Kathy retired in 2015 from Smith-Dahmer Associates, a marketing research and consulting firm headquartered in St. Joseph, MI where she was a member of their Senior Leadership Team. As a researcher, Kathy has moderated hundreds of focus groups and in-depth interviews for a variety of well- known consumer brands. Prior to Smith-Dahmer, Kathy had a variety of leadership positions at Whirlpool Corporation in Product Development, Sales, and Sales Training.

Kathy is on the External Affairs Committee for the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Michigan.

Kathy has a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University and studied business at Nova University Graduate School of Business.