Sr. Director of Software Engineering, Optum
Kate Agnew is a Senior Director of Software Engineering at Optum, where she began in 2017 on a team tasked with modernizing and introducing scalable technologies to healthcare. Now managing a team of 60+ software engineers, she has created multi-million-dollar impacts and is always looking for ways to take on more. Prior to Optum, Kate had various roles including employee number 7 at an Artificial Intelligence startup and Campaign Manager in a City Council race. She obtained her BA from Macalester College and MBA from MIT. Outside of work, she previously served as the Managing Director of the non-profit Girls in Tech Minneapolis and currently serves on the board of a girl focused STEM Charter School – Laura Jeffrey Academy. She is also a commissioner for the city of Edina and the Communications Director for the Macalester Alumni Board.