KATHY ZANDONASenior Network Consultant


Kathy Zandona is a Senior Network Consultant with The Graduate! Network. She focuses engaging the business community and providing technical assistance to new member communities.

Kathy is also a consultant for Z Consulting, a company she started in January 2014. She provides education and workforce development consulting to help business and community leaders see the potential for improving the educational attainment of their citizens. Prior to starting her own company Kathy was the Vice President of Education and Workforce Development for Greater Louisville Inc. the metro chamber of commerce where she was responsible for connecting the business community with our educational systems – Pre-K to PhD. She served as Greater Louisville, Inc. (GLI) key liaison in the community-wide collaborative of increasing educational attainment leading to the signing of the Greater Louisville Education commitment and the formation of 55,000 Degrees. It is through strong education we can create the workforce of the future and make sure that Greater Louisville remains a competitive business region.

Kathy’s strong education focused background has provided her with many outlets to make sure that Greater Louisville education goals will be reached. Prior to joining Greater Louisville Inc., Kathy was the Director for Interactive Learning for the Health Enterprises Network, a GLI Affiliate. Her other previous experience includes over four years at the National Center for Family Literacy as the Senior Director of Training and Professional Development Services, five years at PNC University Leadership College and more than four years as a Quality Advisor for Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Kathy has extensive background in meeting facilitation, leadership training and development and Organizational Development