Katie Schoeneck is currently a Marketing Strategist at Thrivent Financial. She previously spent more than 14 years working in the accounting and finance sectors for both not-for-profit and for-profit companies. Prior to working in finance, she interned and volunteered at numerous theatre companies in Minnesota and Illinois. Katie’s long-term goal is to become the Chief Financial Officer of a non-profit organization, particularly in fine arts. She holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and an undergraduate dual major in Theatre and Communication Studies with Honors from Gustavus Adolphus College. Outside of work, Katie enjoys playing soccer, attending local theatre productions, and traveling whenever she can get the chance.
Growing up, Katie was surrounded by people who had a passion for literacy, including her father who could always be found in his chair reading a book. Her commitment to literacy continued into her 20’s when she was a Literary and Dramaturgy Intern for several major theatre companies in Chicago and Minneapolis. She believes in the motto that “knowledge is power” and it starts with literacy.