By blending experiences from both non-profit and for-profit businesses; Kathy helps companies drive revenue, generate success and create positive work environments by developing and implementing social responsibility and giving programs.
Kathy’s career in corporate social responsibility began as the first marketing director for an Ohio-based law firm Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn. Here, she realized organizations that acted in a socially responsible way could recognize profits beyond the bottom line.
To foster this interest, she earned her Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management through the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs and immediately began building her career in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
She cultivated her leadership ability at AIDServe Indiana as the statewide director of education and training. She then became the executive director of the Marion County Family Advocacy Center where she assisted the organization in coordinating child abuse and domestic violence investigations. In that role, she was responsible for managing staff, services and a budget derived from federal, local and private sources.
In 2003, Kathy launched Pedrotti Hays, Inc. a consulting company dedicated to providing enterprising solutions for the social good. To that end, she has assisted nonprofit and for-profit organizations in defining and delivering superior services and philanthropic initiatives. To date, Pedrotti Hays has worked with more than 50 nonprofits and corporations across the Midwest.
A skilled facilitator and business strategist. Kathy currently serves as the Indianapolis facilitator of the Women’s Presidents’ Organization, an international organization that provides monthly confidential peer learning sessions for second stage women business owners. Kathy is also a former faculty member in The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Kathy has helped to grow and develop the social enterprise movement in Indiana by assisting companies in their business planning and implementation of social enterprise. Having recently assisted the first Indiana-based company, Bohlsen Group, in attaining B corp certification status, Kathy is frequently sought-after as a speaker on B corp certification and corporate social responsibility. Her goal for the “Taking Care In Business” podcast is to make the world of CSR accessible to businesses of all sizes while developing a community of companies who are passionate practitioners.