Our Staff

Austin Estes, Policy Associate 
Austin monitors state CTE policy and supports Advance CTE's members by identifying and sharing best practices. He also supports work on the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

Katie Fitzgerald, Senior Associate, Communications 
Katie manages the organization's communications portfolio, working with State CTE Directors, members and strategic partners to advance the defined mission of Advance CTE.

Kimberly A. Green, Executive Director
Kimberly works directly with the Board of Directors to oversee the accomplishment of the Advance CTE and the Center to Advance CTE vision, missions and goals. Working with the Board, she helps set the direction of the organizations, execute the strategic plan and ensure the integrity and vitality of the organizations.

Kate Blosveren Kreamer, Deputy Executive Director
Kate works with the Executive Director to oversee the accomplishment of Advance CTE and the Center to Advance CTE's strategic plan and carry out the mission and vision of the organization. She serves as an organizational spokesperson, and specializes in state policy and strategic communications.

Ashleigh McFadden, State Policy Manager
Ashleigh oversees Advance CTE’s state policy and implementation strategy and manages the organization’s role in the New Skills for Youth initiative, a multi-year grant-funded partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers.  

Sherry Quinn, Office Manager
Sherry provides office management and administrative support to meeting logistics and Board of Director engagement, maintaining fiscal needs of the organization, and leading a wide range of additional projects and tasks.

Kathryn Zekus, Senior Associate, Federal Policy
Kathryn oversees Advance CTE's federal policy strategy, leading efforts to ensure Advance CTE's priorities are represented in federal policies and all members are informed and supported through any policy changes.

Andrea Zimmermann, Senior Associate, Member Engagement & Leadership Development 
Andrea is responsible for coordinating outreach and engagement with Advance CTE members, ensuring the organization is anticipating and meeting members’ needs, and helping to advance our organizational goals.