Director of Business Development
Workforce and Economic Development Division
Gateway Technical College, iMET Center

Kate Walker

Kate Walker serves as Gateway Technical College’s Director of Business Development. She is responsible for attracting and creating business opportunities for entrepreneurs, inventors, and companies within the three county district of Gateway Technical College. Responsibilities include oversight of the Fab Lab, developing an affiliate’s business incubation program, and providing technical assistance for inventors and entrepreneurs.


Prior to working with Gateway, Walker was the Assistant Director for CATI, Inc., the founding Project Director for the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Southeast Office, and spent in excess of 12 years in the financial services field, working in various marketing, sales, and business development positions. She also has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs throughout the Southeastern, WI region. Amid her credentials are an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from UW-Parkside.