Chief of Staff
Kathleen Olen is responsible for the effective and efficient management of NEW’s Office of the President & CEO. She plays an important role as a change and culture agent for NEW, helping the organization achieve its vision of a “workplace with no limits” internally. Kathleen previously worked as an executive assistant with a number of internal startup teams, helping senior leaders design scalable structures and processes. Kathleen holds a master’s degree in organization development (MSOD) from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. She is passionate about education and mentorship for young women and volunteers as a tutor and mentor to girls at an elementary school near her home in Chicago.