Katherine Armstrong

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Katherine specializes in helping Social Impact and Education organizations solve their most pressing leadership issues and challenges.  Based in Boston, Katherine leads the Arts & Culture Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates. She works with cultural, educational, and philanthropic institutions, and has particular expertise in fine arts museums, natural history and science museums, historic preservation organizations, performing arts centers, and other cultural institutions. Katherine also has experience conducting executive searches for higher-learning institutes and informal learning centers, ranging from top-ranked private and public universities to conservation organizations, community foundations, and social justice organizations. She recently led the search for a president and CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra hired Gail Samuel to be the first female leader in its 140-year history.  Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Katherine was with Dunleavy & Associates, where she specialized in providing professional services to Social Impact and Education organizations, as well as leading engagements focused on strategic planning, marketing, and fundraising.
Katherine received a BA in art history from Bowdoin College.
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Katherine is a member of the board of trustees for the Waynflete School. She previously served as president of the Bowdoin Club in Philadelphia and as a board member and events committee co-chair of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Network.