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, education and training, career development, performance management, succession planning, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development company wide. She is a member of State Street’s Management Committee, the company’s most senior strategy and policy-making team.
Kathy joined us in April 2009, initially as the head of human resources for State Street Global Advisors. She took on roles of increasing responsibility within human resources, including talent development, employee relations and HR operations, before assuming her current role in 2017.
Before joining us 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. Previously, 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 our U.S. Benefits Committee and is a member of the company’s Professional Women’s Network global advisory board and “Leading Women,” a mentoring program for senior women across the company. Kathy has been appointed to Board of Trustees for The Conference Board. She also served on the Board of Trustees for Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts for seven years.
Kathy received a Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce in 2021 for outstanding achievement in business and management and 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 has more than 30 years of human resources experience, primarily in the asset management industry, and graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations.