Katherine James Schuitemaker is the founder and CEO of The Resonance Group, a marketing and business strategy consultancy serving company executives who are seeking to grow revenues or strategically position their companies. Katherine’s 25 years of executive and marketing experience ranges from working with scrappy, entrepreneurial start-up ventures to building global business franchises for Fortune 100 companies. Her clients and employers have included Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft, as well as Aldus/Adobe, PhotoDisc/Getty Images, williamsworks, TOMS Shoes, Orion Air Group, Attenex Corporation and LexisNexis. She currently serves on the board of Conenza, Inc. and has been a 14-year board member of the Washington Technology Industry Association, serving a term as its chair. She served two terms on the Washington State Economic Development Commission and has fulfilled numerous state-appointed leadership and board roles involving the technology sector in Washington. She also is former co-chair of the board for IslandWood, a hands-on environmental learning center on Bainbridge Island, where she continues as a member of the board executive committee and as an advisory board member for Coyote, an inner-city program that helps students discover their creative talents.