Kathi P. Seifert of Appleton, Wisconsin, is President and Owner of Katapult, LLC., a business management and training consultancy. Her focus is nonprofit and philanthropic work. She retired as Executive Vice President of Kimberly-Clark Corporation after 26 years at the company where she led the personal care business and sales organization. Kathi previously had marketing positions at Fort Howard Paper Company, Beatrice Foods and Procter & Gamble.
She is joining the Philanthropy Circle because of her passion for helping women and children and inspiring others to do so. She is a member of the boards of directors of Wisconsin Governors Council on Workforce Development, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, Riverview Gardens, Bubolz Nature Preserve, Fox Valley Humane Association, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Business School, St. Norbert University Business School and CEL Board of Advisors, Valparaiso University Presidents Advisory Council, and New North, Inc., an economic development collaboration for Northeastern Wisconsin.
Kathi is a past board member for Eli Lilly and Company, Investors Community Bank, Lexmark, Inc., Revlon Consumer Products Corporation, Appvion, Supervalu, Albertsons, Aid Association for Lutherans, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Wisconsin Children’s Trust Fund, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Chancellor’s Council of Advisors, Wisconsin International Trade Council, the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Fox Cities Building for the Arts, and Performing Arts Center.
She was inducted into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame in 2019. Kathi was named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Directorship 100 which recognizes the most influential leaders in the boardroom, in 2015, Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2002, and Forbes Top 25 Women in 2001.
Kathi earned a B.S. in marketing and management from Valparaiso University and received an honorary Doctorate from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.