Kathy was appointed director of the Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development in July 2016. She began her career with Gwinnett County as a senior development review analyst, a position she held for 15 years before leaving to start her own consulting business in 1997. After five years in the private sector, Kathy returned to Gwinnett County in February 2002 as development review manager. She was promoted to development division director in January 2005 and then became the department’s deputy director in March 2014. Born in Geauga County, Ohio, Kathy moved to Georgia with her family in 1968. She presently lives in Pendergrass and is married with two children and five grandchildren.