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Kathy Halsey

Executive Director
(209) 522-5103

Kathy joined the Great Valley Center (GVC) in 2011 as the Senior Director of Strategic Planning and was named the Executive Director in June 2015.  Since 2011 she has provided the leadership for the  American Leadership Forum – Great Valley Chapter, serving as the chapter’s Senior Director and now Executive Director. Prior to joining the GVC, Kathy worked at AT&T for 32 years, the last 12 as Director of External Affairs, responsible for government, business and community relations and corporate giving in the Central Valley. Prior to that, she spent 13 years in customer service and seven years as an IT project manager, helping develop several key software applications for AT&T.

Kathy serves in many leadership roles in the community.  She is a past chairman of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, on the board for the Stanislaus Business Alliance and is past-president of Modesto Rotary.  She also serves on the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Stanislaus County, and the ALF national board of directors. She is a graduate of Modesto Junior College and San Francisco University, where she received her degree in Organizational Behavior. She is a Class I graduate of the Great Valley Chapter of ALF. Kathy is a lifetime valley resident, and currently resides in Turlock with her husband and two teenage children.