Kathleen P. Federico

Senior Vice President, Chief People & Corporate Strategy Officer

Kathleen P. Federico is senior vice president, chief people and corporate strategy officer at MITRE. In this role she leads and shapes MITRE’s talent and people programs, strategic communications, brand, and marketing, and directs corporate strategy in alignment with the organization’s mission and vision. Federico uses her robust business expertise and many years leading people, talent, and organizational programs to shape and influence business outcomes — with a focus on innovation, opportunity, growth, and impact through the lens of inclusion and diversity.

Since joining MITRE in 2018, Federico has applied her personal principle that people are the driving force of organizational success. Through a multi-year effort, she has led the transformation and integration of people, business, and systems operations with intentionally designed, whole-of-enterprise programs and strategies that deliver wide and long-lasting organizational impact, anchored in the brand, values, and cultural attributes of the company.

Federico is recognized for her business acumen and has led several industries through successful enterprise-wide transformations—shaping strategy, talent management, brand and marketing, 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. She oversaw a modernization of that organization’s HR enterprise, which included 150 professionals supporting a distributed workforce of more than 30,000 employees. She also held a dual role of senior vice president of sales and HR at World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency.

Federico serves on the executive committee of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable and serves on the Edinburg Center Board of Directors. She is a member of the Massachusetts High Technology Council and is part of the inaugural cohort of the Civic Action Project, a cross-training program that promotes collaboration and understanding between public and private sector leadership.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Merrimack College.