Kathleen P. Federico

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Strategic Communications Officer

Kathleen P. Federico is the senior vice president and chief human resources and strategic communications officer at MITRE. In this role, she provides strategic planning and direction of human resources for MITRE employees at more than 60 locations worldwide. She also leads strategic communications, delivering high impact storytelling to enhance the employee experience and promote MITRE’s technical influence externally. 

Federico is recognized for her business acumen and has led human resources in several industries, shaping talent management, compensation, learning and development, and operations. Prior to joining MITRE, she was president and chief executive officer of The KDF Group, a boutique advisory firm that provided management and leadership consulting.

Previously, Federico was chief human resources officer for Civitas Solutions, a provider of home-based health and human services. There, she oversaw a transformation of the organization’s HR enterprise, which included 150 human resources professionals supporting a distributed workforce of more than 30,000 employees.  Prior to working for Civitas, she held a dual role of senior vice president of sales and HR at World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Merrimack College and a certificate, Women on Boards, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.