2017 Emerging Leader Honoree

Katie Meyer

Katie Meyer is the Executive Director of Renaissance Covington, Inc., a non-profit whose mission is to socially and economically revitalize downtown Covington. She co-authored “Walking Cincinnati…” in 2015, and she works as a consultant with Thomas P. Miller and Associates.

Katie graduated from Covington Latin School in 2000 and earned undergraduate degrees from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from the New School in New York City.

Having worked in New Delhi, Vancouver, Bogota, and Quito, Katie has a deep passion for travel. The only passion deeper than her love of travel is her love of family and the place her wife, mom, dad, and three brothers and their families call home, Covington. Katie serves on the board of the Covington Business Council, NKY Fairness, and Be Concerned, and spent six years on the board of the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She lives in Austinburg with her wife Bonnie, step-daughter, and three dogs.

I was there in 1987 when my mom, Dale Meyer, was honored as one of the earliest Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky. We continued to attend the lunches for many years. I was too young to really understand the context but I knew this – my mom was outstanding and that her work was meaningful. It’s the spirit of my mom’s humble but transformational service to Gateway Community and Technical College that fills me with deep gratitude and pride in accepting this award. Thank you, mom, for the millions of ways you put me before you and taught me to be a strong woman by being who I am, and doing what I love.

Thank you to the leaders in 1984, the year I was born, who recognized the importance of celebrating women’s accomplishments in Northern Kentucky. Thank you to all of the leaders who carry on that legacy through this program. It is by empowering each other that we will pave the way for our next generation of women leaders.