Kathy Bremer

“We come to work excited to find people who will make a difference for our clients’ missions. When we find the right leader, the result is game-changing.”

As Managing Director of BoardWalk Consulting, Kathy Bremer is passionate about helping nonprofits recruit great leaders and tenacious about finding sweet-spot matches. She has led numerous high profile nonprofit executive searches for a variety of clients including ADL, Heifer, Save the Children, CDC Foundation, Oxfam, Research!America, Jane Goodall Institute, The Trustees, TSNE MissionWorks and many others.


Kathy joined BoardWalk in 2007 after eight years as head of Porter Novelli Atlanta, where she oversaw ten-fold growth. Prior to that, Kathy served as Senior Vice President of fundraising and marketing for CARE. Private resources grew by 40% during her tenure.


Earlier in her career, Kathy was a senior executive at three New York ad agencies, where she led Procter & Gamble and other client work. Her team helped propel Folgers to become the number one coffee in America. Prior to these roles, Kathy worked as a journalist and writer in Tokyo.


Kathy has served on or chaired a dozen boards including Global Impact, CHRIS180 and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.  She is the current president of International Women’s Forum of Georgia, a member of the CDC Foundation Advancement Committee and a board member of Sheltering Arms.


Kathy has been interviewed by The New York Times, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, NPR and other media. She has won Effie awards, Procter & Gamble Business Building awards and the CHRIStal Vision Award.


Kathy has a BA in Sociology from Harvard University, where she played varsity tennis and squash, volunteered in family services, founded an entrepreneurial sandwich business and wrote for the Harvard Crimson. She is also an alumni interviewer of prospective Harvard students.


Kathy grew up in Queens, NY. She and her husband Alan have two sons. Kathy flew to Tokyo on a one-way ticket soon after college to begin the first of five career adventures.

Kathy Bremer
Office: 404.420.5850
Cell: 404.403.3266


BA, Sociology, Harvard University


Faith Based Organizations
Environment and Conservation
Health Advocacy


Effie awards
Procter & Gamble Business Building awards
CHRIStal Vision Award
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