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KatWebKathryn Rutledge - SBDC Director at Klamath Community College

Primary Service area - Klamath, Lake

Bio - Kat Rutledge is the Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Klamath Community College and a lifelong resident of the Klamath Basin. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from Eastern Oregon University. Kat spent her early career in the banking industry as a human resources professional with both Forest Products Federal Credit Union and Klamath First Bancorp. She then ventured into self-employment, owning her own business, The Human Resource, LLC where she provided human resource and conflict management consulting services to area businesses. Additionally, she taught for both KCC and Triad School and served as Triad’s Business Administrator.

She takes pride in community involvement having served as co-founder and in various board capacities with the Klamath Basin Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Kat is a member of the Oregon Employer Council, served as a board member and classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement of Klamath County, and as a SMART reading volunteer. She and her husband Darin have two children. In her spare time she enjoys camping, scrapbooking and being a props mistress, set designer, and stage manager in community theater.

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