Katie Johnson is Vice President of Digital Marketing & Operations at Vantiv in Denver. Her job involves the strategic management of over 200 marketing web sites, and paid and organic search spend across those properties globally. She manages the email marketing programs and marketing analytics as well as marketing technology platforms. Prior to her current position, she worked at First Data, Convergent Communications, Qwest, U S WEST and U S WEST Dex. She holds a M.S. degree from Southwest State University in Marshall, MN and a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American History from the University of Minnesota. She lived and studied for a year at the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. Katie served on the advisory board for the IIE Young Professionals from 2006-2011 and the IIE Regional Board from 2007-2011. She is thrilled to be part of the WorldDenver board since the beginning in 2012. Katie was honored to be the International Women’s Day event chair in 2016, celebrating one of WorldDenver’s signature programs. Katie’s other volunteer activities include serving on the board of directors for And Beyond Theatre Company in Denver, CO, five years at the Museo de las Américas in Denver and translator for a 10 day medical trip to Guatemala with HELPS International. She enjoys traveling whenever possible for work or pleasure, with favorite recent trips to Cuba, Ireland, Tunisia, Argentina, Uruguay and Italy.