E. Katz is President of On Target Strategies, which consults with corporate
and nonprofit organizations in strategic planning, organizational development
and operational improvement. She has a track record of leadership in strategic
management, competitive positioning and organizational effectiveness.
Katz has been head of planning for American Express Company as well as Senior
Vice President of Finance and Planning for two divisions of the company. She was
Vice President of Planning for Provident Life and Accident and Vice President
of Information and Education for Barnes & Noble where she directed a nationwide
community relations program in all stores. Ms. Katz has also been President of
a nationally accredited, 4000 student, career oriented two-year college.
a variety of consulting assignments, she has formulated responses to emerging
business threats, designed new marketing and pricing strategies, focused businesses
on their key competitive competencies and re-designed organizations to be customer
responsive. Her corporate clients have included Morgan Stanley Worldwide Operations,
ING North America, BMG, Kmart and, most recently, Con Edison. As an executive
and consultant with non-profit organizations, she has successfully designed new
marketing and pricing for a community college, trained all key personnel for a
new community health center, worked with a regional economic development agency
pinpointing areas of opportunity for profitable investment, led a key study in
sustainable development, facilitated a design for a newly integrated city and
county school system and wrote a resource handbook for small and minority business.
Recently, she designed a leadership development program for regional directors
of the New York Department of Education and worked with the director on a new
Ms Katz has taught strategic planning for the American Management Association
(AMA) and Polytechnic University. She has been a featured speaker at the Conference
Board, the Harvard Club, the AICPA and the Planning Executives organization.
Katz graduated from the Sloan School at MIT with an S.M. in Management and from
the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
Her undergraduate studies were at Brandeis University where she graduated cum
laude with Honors in History. She has received additional training in the philosophy
and practice of Appreciative Inquiry and she has completed a course as an Interim
Chief Executive at the Support Center for Nonprofit Management.
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