Kate Knight serves as Managing Director of Catalyst. Respected for her high degree of professionalism and keen attention to detail, Kate has consistently delivered for her clients. She has successfully advocated for funding, pressed for key changes to existing law and prevented the enactment of potentially harmful statutory language. In addition to her legislative work, Kate has a range of regulatory expertise and has educated key stakeholders on such matters.
Her government relations background was developed over 13 years working and advancing at two top 10 firms. Kate’s portfolio has included corporations, non-profits, and trade associations with issues including, but not limited to, higher education, financial services, real estate finance, consumer affairs, transportation, racing & gaming, economic development, and entertainment.
Kate’s thorough understanding of the legislative process was gained through practical experience. She served as a Legislative Aide to two State Senators early in her career. Following that, she continued her growth working in campaigns and serving as Deputy Finance Director of a statewide campaign committee.
Kate holds a M.S. degree in Organization Management from the School of Management at Sage Graduate School. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany. In 2018 Kate was recognized by City & State NY’s “40 Under 40: Rising Stars.”