Kathy Seegebrecht

Kathy Seegebrecht

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Board of Regents

Birthplace: Peru, Illinois

Where did you go to college, and what was your major?
Undergrad: Northern Illinois University with a degree in marketing
Graduation: Loyola University with an MBA in marketing

Have you lived in any other cities or counties? If so, where?
Our family lived in England, outside London in Surrey in a town called Cobham in 2006 and 2007.

Where do you currently work? Tell us about your current role.
I am the Americas Regional Leader for UL Solutions. We have about 6,000 employees in the Americas region and 44 locations that I am responsible for.

What are your passions or hobbies outside of work?
My family, which includes my husband, Pete, and our two boys, Max (25) and Blake (23), friends, and traveling.

When you were in high school, what were your favorite activities outside the classroom?
Sports. I was a four-year cheerleader, played softball, and we didn’t have a girls tennis team, so I was on the boys’ travel tennis team.

What is your favorite place to travel to? What do you like to do there?
Europe and specifically Italy—I like to take in the beautiful sites and enjoy food and drink.

Who is the person who made the greatest impact on your life growing up? How did they help shape you?
My mom set such a good example as the mother of seven who was VERY involved with her children and had a successful career in sales, which she started at a late age. Her commitment to her faith, her work ethic, organization skills, and empathy for others all made her successful and I strive to emulate those traits in my life.

How did you get connected to Mercy Home?
Through a family connection with Rita McGovern [the Director of Affiliated Constituencies at Mercy Home].

Why is the mission of Mercy Home important to you?
What Mercy Home does for young men and women is amazing and so needed, especially in today’s world. The need continues to grow, and few organizations are growing at the same rate. What Mercy offers these young people at a critical point in their lives is so important and unmatched. It’s amazing that residents are able to stay through college and have a place to call home after they’re 18, this is unique and so wonderful.

What do you consider to be your proudest accomplishment?
My children—they’ve turned out to be great human beings 🙂

What would you like your legacy at Mercy Home to be?
I hope that I can make a difference and create a legacy at Mercy Home by contributing to its ongoing success and business acumen, and that my contributions ultimately enable more opportunity for the young women and men who come to Mercy Home.

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