Being attracted to health and wellness, Kathy became involved with Environmental Consulting Services early in her career. Intrigued with the “people” side of the business, Kathy was drawn into technical sales and management and continued her education with several graduate classes in marketing, management, finance, accounting, etc. She went on to sell thermodynamic temperature control systems for advanced medical equipment and eventually found her “sweet spot” as a key account manager.
For over fifteen years, Kathy managed key accounts in energy and healthcare markets. These key account responsibilities included selling and growing authentication programs to deter counterfeit, diversion, substitution and dilution of valuable brand products for Global Fortune 100 companies. The products and services sold encompassed molecular markers, detection devices (gas chromatography, mass spectroscopy, fluorimetry, etc.), program management and field sampling services, actionable data intelligence, and case file development.
She is currently a Key Account Executive for Labcorp, providing strategic clients with diagnostic testing services. She focuses on the Functional Medicine market, utilizing her training as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach via the Institute of Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.
In addition to the UNL Chemical and Biomolecular Advisory Board, Kathy serves on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board for Wello Inc., an entrepreneurial company focused on improved disease control and contagion management in healthcare. Kathy lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband, Jeff, a Customer Engineer for Google. They have one adult son, Matt Friedman, who works in Customer Insights for CVS Health in Austin, Texas.
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Education: BS, Chemical Engineering, UNL, 1985
Certification: Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas