Kate Smyth Haskins Joins GMF as Chief Development Officer
WASHINGTON, DC – The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is pleased to announce that Kate Smyth Haskins will join the organization as chief development officer and vice president for external affairs on September 10, 2019. In this role, Haskins will oversee the partnerships and communications departments, and serve as a member of the executive team.
Prior to joining GMF, Haskins served as Senior Director of Development for Europe and the Gulf at Georgetown University. Among other accomplishments, she inaugurated Georgetown’s first integrated, pan-university program of engagement for Europe, including the formation of a presidential-level board.
“I am so delighted to welcome Kate to GMF. Kate grew up in Ireland and transatlantic relations are her passion. Her impressive background will serve GMF well, as the chief development officer plays a critical role in enabling all of GMF’s core programming, from research and convening to leadership development and civil society grant making,” said GMF President Karen Donfried. “I am thrilled to have Kate taking the helm of our partnerships and communications operations at a time when our mission of strengthening transatlantic cooperation is more relevant than ever.”
Over the course of her career, Haskins has served as a development leader at several non-profit and policy organizations, including the Council for a Strong America, the Hudson Institute, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She holds a master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in the history of international relations from University College Dublin.