Kathy Horgan is executive vice president and chief human resources and citizenship officer at State Street Corporation, responsible for ensuring that employees feel engaged, valued and committed to the markets and clients they serve. She leads all global functions related to talent acquisition, career and leadership development, compensation and benefits, succession planning, diversity and inclusion, and corporate citizenship. She also is a member of State Street’s Management Committee, the company’s most senior strategy and policy-making team.
Kathy joined State Street in April 2009, initially as the head of human resources for State Street Global Advisors. Since that time, she has taken on roles of increasing responsibility within human resources before assuming her current role in 2017.
Prior to joining State Street in 2009, Kathy was an executive vice president of human resources at Old Mutual Asset Management, where she was responsible for the delivery of HR strategy and services supporting the firm’s institutional multi-boutique model. Prior to that, she spent more than 10 years at Mellon Financial Corporation as human resources director for its global asset management business. Prior to Mellon, she was a human resources manager at Boston Scientific Corporation. She began her career with Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
Kathy chairs State Street’s North American Benefits Committee and is a member of the company’s Professional Women’s Network global advisory board and “Leading Women,” a sponsorship program for senior women across the company. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts.
Kathy was named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s annual list of “Women Worth Watching” in 2017. She often presents on topics related to career management, talent management and employee engagement. Kathy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.