Kathleen D. Kennedy
Chief Strategy Officer, MIT Technology Review
President, MIT Enterprise Forum
Kathleen Kennedy is the Chief Strategy Officer at Technology Review and the President of the MIT Enterprise Forum. In her 12 years at MIT, Kathleen has helped Technology Review to redefine the magazine brand and to achieve success in a rapidly changing market. She has established several new lines of business in the United States as well as in China, India, Singapore, and Spain. She leads events, marketing, sales and international licensing for Technology Review as well as the global team for the MIT Enterprise Forum.
Kathleen started her career in accounting at Deloitte and Touche, but she quickly found her true calling–media. She left the financial world to join a startup that specialized in marketing and media research for the film industry. Kathleen worked on a wide range of movies for major studios, including Warner Bros., Paramount, and 20th Century Fox. She became director of the southeast region, where she led her team to double-digit growth for five consecutive years.
She has received a number of industry awards, including the 2009 Folio: 40 which recognized the most innovative and influential people in magazines.
She studied political theory at the University of Virginia and was a member of the Rising Scholar Program. She studied business at James Madison University.