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Seeing Ownership in Action
Chairman & CEO of Charter Next Generation (CNG)
Over the past 10 years, Kathy has led CNG – headquartered in Milton, WI, with 14 manufacturing facilities operating across the United States – through several transformational acquisitions and significant organic growth. Under her leadership, valuation of the company has grown from $58 million to $4.3 billion. In 2021, CNG implemented an all employee ownership program to allow team members to participate in the company’s future equity growth.
With more than three decades of experience in manufacturing − including leadership roles at Appleton Paper, Cascade Engineering and Magna-Donnelly – she is a trailblazer and role model for women in the industry.
In 2021 Kathy was named to Forbes inaugural list of ’50 Over 50’ – a prestigious group of successful female founders, leaders and CEOs. She currently serves as Chairman of the Flexible Packaging Association where she has been a Board member since 2011.
Nathan Havey wrote and directed the award-winning film Beyond Zero, and the acclaimed podcast series 10 Things You Should Know About Stakeholder Capitalism, both of which are being used in classrooms and boardrooms all over the globe.
As a co-founder of the Institute for Corporate Transformation, Nathan finds and tells stories of business leaders pursuing an expanded definition of success to show companies how to realize their full potential by solving the major challenges of our times.