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Manager, Diversity & Partner Collaboration


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Katie Babits is a self-ascribed local government nerd, passionate about embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion in public administration and helping people align their career goals with their passion and talents. She leverages a local government background in human resources, communication, community outreach and working with elected officials to implement a comprehensive approach to recruitment and professional development. She has been a guest lecturer in the classroom and speaks at conferences on human resources, leadership, and diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Katie deeply believes in the services and quality of life that local government plays in the everyday lives of community members and brings that passion to the work she does to recruit, assess and develop servant leaders. She has an MPA from Missouri State University and joined SGR after working in local government in Oregon. She currently is based out of Phoenix and manages partner collaboration and works on diversity and inclusion in professional development and recruitment for SGR.