Katie Crotty, Vice-Chair
Co-Founder and CEO, Praescient Analytics
Katie Crotty is Co-Founder and CEO of Praescient Analytics. She oversees operations of a big data analytics firm dedicated to supporting intelligence, investigations, and counter-fraud cases for public and private sector clients. She provides the vision for her company, with special attention to nurturing client/partner relationships, and streamlining the implementation of technology and analytic innovations.
Katie is a combat veteran who was triple-hatted as the Brigade Fusion Officer-in-Charge, Tier One Special Mission Unit Liaison, and Brigade Strike Force S2 for what was at the time the most technologically advanced Stryker Brigade Combat Team in the United States Army. She continues to be passionate about veteran issues, women empowerment, tech innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Katie has served in key leader roles to grow an organization from 30 to 150 personnel and from five to 23 contracts over three years. Katie holds a B.A. in Foreign Diplomacy, Peace, and Security with a Minor in International Relations from the University of Washington where she was awarded a full-ride scholarship. She also holds a M.A. in Intelligence Studies from the American Military University.
Katie was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for her service in Iraq and has been featured in Washington Exec, Tech BisNow, Executive Leaders Radio, and many more. She is interested in travel, fostering global relations, philanthropy, great wine, passionate people, appreciating the small things and striving to be a meaningful part of something greater than oneself. Katie lives in Virginia with her husband and three children.