Kate M. Kros

Public Affairs Advisor

Overview

Kate Kros is a public affairs advisor with Foley & Lardner LLP and supports the firm’s Government Solutions Practice Group with research, communications, advocacy and compliance work, while acting as the Foley PAC assistant treasurer. Kate has a decade of experience supporting nonprofit organizations with federal grassroots advocacy, development and event planning.

Prior to joining Foley, Kate worked at Soapbox Consulting for eight years and led successful advocacy days for over 80 non-profit organizations, trade associations and corporations on an annual or biannual basis. Just a few such organizations include the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American College of OBGYNs, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, American Academy of Neurology, College of American Pathologists, American Nurses Association, National Down Syndrome Society, Fragile X, American Physical Therapy Association and the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation. She scheduled hundreds of bipartisan, bicameral meetings yearly with every member of Congress, and trained thousands of advocates on their issues, logistics and how to have a successful meeting with a member of Congress.

Kate sits on the board of the Young Alumni Leadership Council for her alma mater, where she advocates the needs of young alumni to the university. She is also a member of Women in Government Relations and The Wisconsin Group. From 2016 through 2021, Kate was the President of the Marquette Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, where she represented over 2,000 alumni in the second largest alumni club operated through Marquette University. She hosted regular events at the Les Aspin Center for Government, and engaged alumni through a networking program she created. Kate volunteers regularly with Catholic Charities and has advocated on their behalf to various stakeholders throughout the Archdiocese of Washington.

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter: “Arts & Sciences Influentials,” hosted by Dr. Heidi Bostic, Dean, Marquette University Klingler College of Arts and Sciences (December 8, 2021)
  • Presenter, “Beyond MU: CIRCLES – Recent Grads Cohort,” Marquette University Alumni & Friends (September 22, 2020)
  • Presenter, “Lobbying During Lockdown- Federal Advocacy During COVID-19,” National Water Resources Association (May 28, 2020)

Education

  • Marquette University (B.A.)
    • Studied political science and French
  • Georgetown University (graduate certificate)

Insights

What’s Next in Washington? - June Edition
01 June 2022
Legal News: Federal Public Affairs
What You Need to Know: 2022 Midterm Election
31 May 2022
Legal News: Federal Public Affairs
What’s Next in Washington? - May 2022 Edition
02 May 2022
Legal News: Federal Public Affairs
What’s Next in Washington? - April Edition
04 April 2022
Legal News: Federal Public Affairs