Kathy Kretman is the Director at Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership. She also serves as Research Professor for the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, where she teaches public leadership, and as a Faculty Advisor for the Baker Center.
As an affiliate faculty member of the Corporation for National and Community Service’s National Service Leadership Institute, Dr. Kretman provided executive training to AmeriCorps and VISTA directors around the country. She also served on the faculty of George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. As a Program Officer at the Corporation for National and Community Service, Dr. Kretman managed a multi-million dollar portfolio of grants to national and community-based nonprofit organizations, universities and school districts.
During her tenure at the University of Maryland’s James MacGregor Burns’ Academy of Leadership, Dr. Kretman directed the CivicQuest Project, a collaborative civic and leadership education initiative between the University, the U.S. Department of Education, and Montgomery County Public Schools. Kretman directed People for the American Way’s national programs, and advised chief executive officers on emerging social issues, philanthropy, and community initiatives for the American Council of Life Insurance’s Center for Corporate Public Involvement. She has performed extensive research for organizations ranging from the Regional Plan Association in New York City to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.