Meet Our Team: Kate Young

Kate is Project Associate for Team PPMC, facilitating Recovery Connect and providing various program support. Kate is an experienced leadership trainer, facilitator, and ICF, certified coach and has spent the bulk of her career as a consultant supporting public transit agencies and associations nationally. Kate worked for Gannon Consult out of Gloucester, Massachusetts for 10 years. In 2018, Kate founded MayDay Group as her personal consultancy. She previously served as an adjunct professor for Rutgers University, National Transit Institute. Kate earned her bachelor’s degree in Medical Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts. Kate brings to the PPMC her passion for investing in communities and building thriving organizations.

What excites you most about joining the PPMC?

I am excited to learn from and contribute to PPMC’s mission, various projects, and vast expertise.

Why is public service important to you?

Growing up as the daughter of a rural county commissioner, I was introduced to public service early. Learning and watching the life of an elected official from a child’s eyes, I experienced the dedication and sacrifice this role required. In my career in public transit leadership training, I grew to respect the often selfless and uncelebrated work of serving the public.

What’s your favorite place to eat in Wichita?

Homegrown, College Hill Deli, George’s, Napoli

What are 5 #hashtags that describe you?

#5thgenkansan #nobodyputskatieinacorner  #5kidlife #museumnerd #acesstopublictransitisacivilright