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Kate Atwood
Co-Founder & CEO, LoCo+
Founder, Kate's Club
Podcast Host

Kate is co-founder and CEO of LoCo+, the first streaming platform for emerging filmmakers, content creators and music artists to find local audiences to launch and grow. Kate is most widely known as the Founder of her namesake organization, Kate’s Club and is also recognized for her executive role in building the Arby’s Foundation and ChooseATL.

 

Before founding LoCo+, Kate served as the founding Executive Director of ChooseATL, an initiative out of the Metro Atlanta Chamber launched to promote Atlanta to millennials around the globe. Under Kate's leadership, ChooseATL evolved to become a next-generation movement advancing Atlanta as a top tier location for emerging tech and creative talent. Her work landed headlines in Forbes, Adweek, and Variety magazine. In 2018, Kate's vision led to the creation and launch of the first ever public city-based video streaming service, called THEA.  It was through her journey with THEA that she was inspired to create LoCo+.

 

At 23, Kate founded Kate's Club, a nationally acclaimed organization that empowers children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Kate's Club serves thousands of children and families annually through direct services, strategic outreach partnerships, and national advocacy efforts.  Its unique approach to grief support has garnered the attention of national media and has helped reframe grief culture to be one of openness and support for the next generation. Kate remains involved today as its Founder and Advisory Board chair.

Kate is a frequent speaker, podcast host and the author of "A Healing Place," published by Penguin Books. Throughout her career, she has appeared on CNN, Headline News, The Today Show, and ABC's The View.  She has also been featured in People Magazine, Huffington Post and Good Magazine on its global "Good 100" list.  She has received numerous awards for her work including being named to Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia Trend Magazine's '40 Under 40' lists.  In 2018, she was awarded the Children's Rights Inspiration Award and the Philanthropic Leader of Tomorrow award by the National Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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