Katherine Chapin's Bio
A native of Champaign, Illinois, Katherine has held a variety of executive positions for Fortune 500 companies, including Mattel, The Limited, and General Mills. In her various responsibilities, she has spearheaded all aspects of creating new products and businesses, overseen product development for 325 specialty retail stores, and helped re-position the beloved Barbie doll brand.
Currently a Co-Founder and General Partner at Chapin Ventures, a boutique private equity fund, investing in self-run and other start-ups.
Katherine holds an MBA and a Bachelors Degree of Science from the University of Illinois and studied Japanese at Konan University in Kobe, Japan. Speaks Japanese and Greek. She is also a former professional dancer, and has performed around the world.
Other Areas of Involvement
University of California San Diego (UCSD) Division of Arts and Humanities
La Jolla Music Society, Chairman of the Board (formerly held)
San Diego Youth Symphony
Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad (Honorary)