Katie Leao

Chief Professional Officer

Katie is responsible for the vision, strategy and fundraising efforts for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada (BGCWN). She joined the senior BGCWN staff in November 2015, bringing her expertise as a fundraiser, and her professional experience in the nonprofit sector of higher education.

She received her master’s degree in counseling and higher education administration from Northern Arizona University with a focus on high school student development and teen education programming. Katie developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector through her involvement with youth programs in the Carson Valley and Carson City communities for nearly 10 years. Her involvement has given her a deep appreciation for how the BGCWNC seeks to improve the quality of life for the youth in our community.

With Katie’s excitement about taking this prestigious role she passionately said, “I love coming to work and getting the opportunity to work with the communities we serve to support our children and provide safe, fun, and positive environment for kids to grow up in.”