Kate Rogers serves as president of The Holdsworth Center.
Kate previously served as the vice president of corporate communication and health at H-E-B, where she oversaw all internal media and corporate communications as well as employee engagement programs for the company. While at H-E-B, Kate created and launched the company’s early childhood literacy program, Read 3, which provides an in-store experience, a community outreach curriculum, and access to free and affordable books to ensure all children begin their school experience with an opportunity to succeed. In 2006, Kate was awarded Ford’s Salute to Education award for her work in creating the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, the largest monetary awards program in the state honoring outstanding public school teachers, principals and districts. She is currently leading the development of a series of career-themed high schools known as the Centers for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) to support San Antonio students in reaching their maximum potential while also helping to fill local workforce needs.
Kate also led the H-E-B Health and Wellness Task Force, H-E-B’s Statewide Advisory Board of Health and was responsible for the launch of H-E-B’s Nutrition Services and the Slim Down Showdown.
Kate is a native of Corpus Christi and earned her bachelor’s degree in advertising/public relations from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Kate is a graduate of the Leadership Austin Class of 2000 and the Leadership San Antonio Class of 2005. She serves on the boards of the Witte Museum, the San Antonio Sports Foundation, SA Works, and was the chair of the 2016 San Antonio Heart & Stroke Walk.