Kate Agnew

Kate Agnew is Director of Software Engineering at Optum, where she began in 2017 as the second employee on a team tasked with modernizing and introducing scalable technologies to healthcare. Now managing a team of 20+ software engineers, she has created multimillion-dollar impacts and is always looking for ways to take on more.

Prior to Optum, Kate had various roles including employee number 7 at an Artificial Intelligence startup and Campaign Manager in a City Council race. She obtained her BA from Macalester College and MBA from MIT. Outside of work, she serves on the Planning Commission in her town and is on the boards for both Macalester College and Laura Jeffrey Academy, a STEM Charter School.

Pronouns: She, Her