Kathy Pedrotti Hays
For more than 20 years, Kathy Pedrotti Hays has helped organizations adjust their actions for maximum positive social impact. 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. Here, she realized organizations that acted in a socially responsible way could recognize profits beyond the bottom line.
To foster this interest, she earned a Master 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 forprofit 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 a staff of 28 and a budget of $1.5 million derived from federal, local and private sources.
Kathy has helped to grow and develop the social enterprise movement by assisting companies in their business planning and implementation of their social responsibility. Kathy also recently assisted the first Indiana-based company in attaining bcorp status.
She has significant facilitation experience and currently serves as the Indianapolis facilitator of the Women’s Presidents’ Organization, an international organization that provides monthly confidential peer learning sessions for women business owners with revenues in excess of $2 million annually. She has facilitated numerous client and neighborhood focus groups and key informant surveys for strategic planning and collaboration projects done on behalf of small, medium and large nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She is also a former faculty member of The Fund Raising School at Indiana University.