Katrina joined the Erie County Redevelopment Authority in August, 2015. She serves as the Vice President of Real Estate and Chief Operating Officer. In her current role she is responsible for all functions of real estate, project and grant development as well as administrative operations including marketing, public relations and human resources.
Prior to joining the Redevelopment Authority, she spent 10 years at DevelopErie ultimately leading the organization as President & CEO where she led economic development efforts for seven organizations. Katrina also spent three years at the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership where she managed the Erie County Business Retention & Expansion Program which was recognized by the Commonwealth as well as the International Economic Development Council as a best practice model. She also spent three years working in systems improvement project management at the State and County government levels throughout Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, DuBois and Erie.
Katrina earned an MPA from Gannon University as well as a BA in Politics with a minor in business administration from Messiah College. She is a 2007 graduate of the Leadership Erie program. She is Co-Founder of Grady’s Decision, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting premature babies and their families. She serves as Vice-Chair of the Erie Technology Incubator, and is a member of UPMC Hamot’s Board of Corporators.
Katrina is a proud parent of 9-year old Gianna and 7-year old Gunnar and currently resides in Fairview.