Katie McDowell

Co-Founder & Board Member

As a former Communications Specialist at McKinsey & Company, Katie collaborated with her father, Ed Michaels, on his book, The War for Talent, a guide to attracting and retaining quality employees. It is through this lens that Katie and her father established the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education in 2005. She serves on the Advisory Board at the Atlanta Speech School, Board of Trustees at the Lawrenceville School in Princeton, NJ, and is on the Fund for Teachers Selection Committee. Katie is the Executive Director of the Michaels Family Charitable Foundation and a 2011-2012 SECF Hull Fellow. Katie is now working for Atlanta Public Schools as the Executive Director of Partnerships and Development.


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