Katrin Dambrot Sternberg

Katrin joined the Gulf Coast Symphony board in 2021.  She has been a subscriber and supporter of the GCS for more than ten years and is passionate about the value of art and music education in young people’s lives and ensuring that underserved youth are provided with equal access.

She was elected to the Board of Governors of Antioch University in 2014 and has served on the Compensation, Audit (as Chair in 2017/18), Finance and Executive Committees and on the Sustainability Task Force. She currently serves on the Development and Audit Committees.

She also served as President of the Financial Women’s Association of New York (FWA), a leading professional association in the global financial services industry, from 2015-2017. Until 2021 she chaired its Operations Resource Committee. In previous years, she served on the FWA Board of Directors as Vice President Career and Business Advancement and International Affairs (2012-2014) and was the 2014 Organizer and Co-Chair of its International Conference in Berlin, Germany.  She also served as co-chair of the Not-For-Profit Committee of the FWA from 2008 to 2012.

She also served as a mentor for Columbia University Graduate School of Business’ Global Social Venture Competition.

Her corporate career was spent at Unilever, Pepsi, Seagram, Beneficial and Bank of New York.  She has consulted on product/service development and marketing strategy with such firms as Citibank, D&B, PwC, Prudential, New York Life Investment Management, Staples, IBM, Schering Plough, Cambrex and many others, as well as with foreign governments and the UN.

She has lectured widely on marketing issues to many organizations including the Financial Institutions Marketing Association, American Marketing Association, Society for Human Resource Managers, Internet Publishers Association and Rotary International as well as to colleges and universities.

Katrin was born in Chile and is conversant or fluent in several languages. She, and her husband George, and their cats Tiku and Tulip, divide their time between homes in Estero and New Jersey.

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