Katie Lawler has served on the Wallin Education Partners Board of Trustees since 2016. Katie is a 1993 graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas where she majored in religious studies before attending law school at the University of Houston and the University of Minnesota.
Katie is Senior Vice President and Global Chief Ethics Officer at U.S. Bank. Having started her career as a labor and employment attorney, Katie has spent her 17+ years with U.S. Bank working in legal, human resources and ethics roles. Katie joined U.S. Bank in 2002 as an employment attorney in the Law Division and served as Chief Employment counsel prior to joining the bank’s Human Resources Division in 2007. Katie served in a variety of roles in Human Resources, most recently as Senior Vice President and Director of Talent and Employee Relations. In 2016, Katie returned to her legal roots, taking a role as Deputy General Counsel responsible for the employment and labor, technology and operations, cybersecurity, privacy and data governance legal teams. Katie was named to her current role in January 2017.
In addition to serving on the Wallin Education Partners Board of Trustees, Katie serves on the Board of Trustees of Jeremiah Program (Twin Cities), the Board of Directors of the Center for Ethics in Practice at the University of St. Thomas, and the Finance Advisory Committee for the St. Louis Park Public Schools.
In 2017 Katie was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of its “Attorneys Who Matter.”
Katie Lawler serves as Immediate-Past Chair of Trustees