Kathryn Fessler directs civic engagement, arts and culture investments, and employee volunteering strategy for the Altria family of companies. In past roles at Altria, Katie managed national and local youth development and education partnerships and led diversity and inclusion strategy for the enterprise. Prior to joining Altria, Katie served as vice president and community affairs director for Wachovia Securities, director of the ArtsFund for the Arts Council of Richmond, director of development for the Richmond Symphony, and corporate philanthropy officer for Dominion Power. A Phi Beta Kappa alumna of the University of Richmond, Katie is active with Chamber RVA and the Advisory Committee of an after-school collaborative called NextUp RVA, serves on the board of directors of the School for the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, and enjoys performing as a choral and instrumental musician. She graduated from LEAD Virginia in 2009 and Leadership Metro Richmond in 2004, and was certified in corporate citizenship management in 2007 by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.