who is kathleen meil?

Oh hi! I'm Kathleen.

I'm a Program Manager and a (delighted) aunt, daughter, friend and wife.


Intro & Background

Sometimes my mom implies that while I've been talkative and curious since I was a wee one, I was a bit of a late bloomer on a bunch of fronts. I like to think I'm still blooming. Some things I am, October 2018:


  • So proud of my little brother, his incredible wife and their tiny daughter that I think I might burst

  • Very in awe of my husband, Brian

  • In love with the Lower Haight but not thrilled about how the would outside of SF views living in SF


I'm a 'generalist.' I am curious about a lot of things and have learned about doing them or running them but don't have the depth of a specialist. I am skeptical of 'experts' from my Chicago / fine dining / attempts at fundraising days.



Avenues at the Peninsula Chicago
March 2007 to Dec 2007

The Boulware Group (Exec Search - I did Candidate Research)
Jan 2008-July 2008

MRT Babbletype (Transcription - I did Quality Management of Contractors)
2008 to Dec 2010

Jan 2011 to Aug 2013

Sep 2013 to Aug 2014

Nov 2014 to Present




AB Human Development
University of Chicago

General Management
Harrison Metal
Spring 2015


Volunteer Experience

Washington Park Youth Programs at University of Chicago  

SF Board
Girls in Tech

Board Member
University of Chicago Bay Area Alumni Board
Fall 2016-Present