Chief of Staff
- Global Staff
- United States Staff
Kate Maitland serves as Chief of Staff for the Global Hunger Project, managing day-to-day administrative and human resource matters from the New York City office. Drawing on more than 35 years of professional experience and a diverse corporate background, Kate also plays an integral role supporting the ongoing efforts of the leadership team, including board meeting support and international travel.
Previously, Kate was the Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Cunningham Group at Morgan Stanley. In 2015, she achieved the esteemed designation of Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) by the American College of Financial Services, the recognized standard of excellence for strategic philanthropic planning. Having learned earlier in her career to plan for client and donor needs, Kate became a CAP® to provide a higher level of service to the group’s clients, and to help advance philanthropy in our communities.
Throughout her rewarding and successful career, Kate has held a progression of positions that demand skill, precision and client service expertise. She was the Executive Project Manager/Personal Assistant for the President of Leucadia National Corporation, where she was responsible for organizing family finances, insurance, donor-advised funds, and facilitating the management of corporate travel and personal security and art curator. As Executive Project Manager at Permanens Capital, the Steinberg Family Office, she coordinated the principle’s investment portfolios, philanthropic objectives, household properties and home office. And in her role as Personal Assistant to Beatrice Renfield of Renfield Importers and the Renfield Foundation, she helped design and coordinate the building of the Renfield Center for Nurses at Beth Israel Medical Center, as well as participated in the foundation’s annual charitable endeavors.
Kate is a California native and an Emmy Awardee. She graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts. Kate currently sits on the Board of the Beatrice Renfield Foundation, the Advisory Board of New York Institute of Technology – College of Medicine, and formerly the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York. She is a Patron Member of Lincoln Center Theater, member of the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors, Inc., member of Women in Development NY, and a member of The Advisors in Philanthropy. She received the premier Girl Scout ‘Thanks Badge’; the Adult Volunteer & Community Recognition Award for service to the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York and the wider Girl Scout Movement. Kate lives in Manhattan, NY, with her husband, Dick. She is a theater and film enthusiast, traveling the world, hiking, and spending time with her son, Bryan and daughter, Taryn and their families.