WIBC 2019 Breakfast Presenter Bio
Breakfast Keynote Speaker: Kathy Killian, Vice President, Administration, of the Philadelphia Phillies
A member of the Phillies organization since 1985, Kathy Killian was promoted to vice president, human resources and customer services in December 2008. She moved into her current position in October 2018. As a catalyst for the preservation and development of the organization’s culture, Kathy’s responsibilities include assisting in the annual performance review process, compensation setting and workforce development. As a business partner for management, she continues to develop the club’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and opportunities, as well as oversee employee engagement, employee recognition, employee food services, the high school associates program, and other special projects.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Kathy graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls in 1981 and earned a BA in management/marketing in 1985 from Spring Garden College. A standout basketball player, her No. 35 was retired by the school in 1988. She also coached the women’s basketball team at Holy Family University from 1987 to 1995.
Kathy began her career with the Phillies as an intern in the sales office. A year later she was hired as a full-time sales office representative and in 1995 she was promoted to director, group sales, the position she held before her promotion to vice president. In 2006, Kathy was honored with the Richie Ashburn Special Achievement Award, which is given to a member of the Phillies organization who has demonstrated loyalty, dedication, and passion for the game. Kathy was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2014 and was honored by the Girls Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania with the Take the Lead Award in 2015.