Kathy Downes is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with over thirty years’ experience in consumer goods industries. Ms. Downes’ experience includes selling to both the manufacturing and retail sector, which offers a unique understanding of the complex marketplace. Through her experience and education, Ms. Downes has developed a keen sense of marketing and sales expertise. She has had the opportunity to participate in a variety of sales training courses, workshops and seminars that has allowed for a broad resource base on which to build her career.
Ms. Downes continues to build a strong contact network through memberships in the NEWH (Network of Women Executive in Hospitality), ALA (American Lighting Association) and Job Club RI. Ms. Downes has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with majors in Retail Marketing and Business Marketing Management. She currently serves on the Board of Directors as Chairperson.