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Kathryn Buckner

Give Back Great Lakes | Board of Directors

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Kathryn's Story

Kathryn has been Executive Director of the Americana Foundation since January 2019. Prior to joining Americana, she was the President of the Council of Great Lakes Industries, a tax-exempt business association that promotes sustainability in the Great Lakes region. Before joining CGLI, Kathryn was a practicing environmental attorney who helped business and municipal clients develop proactive strategies for managing environmental challenges and opportunities. Kathryn has a JD cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a MBA with highest honors from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and a MS in Sustainable Systems from the University of Michigan School of Environment and Sustainability.