Kathryne Gardette is a Positive Broker: artistic – logistic – civic. Few that know Kathryne are surprised she’s a Myers-Briggs ENFP, that no matter the Strengths Finder version connector is her #1 strength or that her leading Fascinate Archetype is the Ringleader. Born in July, she is a reflection of the #1 trait of the Cancers sign, loyalty. For over thirty years, she’s worked for the same hospitality company (Prestige AV & Creative Services) performed in the same band (Drums for Peace) and has advocated for one neighborhood (#WeAreWalnutHills). She has been recognized by her peers with the Spirit of Cincinnati USA Awards 2013 Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Service, received third place for her original hooked rug design “Symbol of Knowledge by the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, is a 2014 Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year and the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Potomac Chapter 2019-2020 Distinguished Leader Award. The first recognition she received for giving back to her beloved #WeAreWalnutHills was the Vida Carson Award in 1998. As a member of the board for Work Resource Center she assisted in guiding the organizations merger with Easter Seals and the founding of their social enterprise Building Value. Kathryne loved her nine years of service to the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation. Kathryne has served on the board of the Walnut Hills Area Council (WHAC) during three different decades, currently the President. A life-long learner, goal achiever, Kathryne sat for her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) the first year the test went computerized, is a CTA (Certified Tourism Ambassador) and helped develop the CTA program for Cincinnati. At fifty-four Kathryne returned to school earning a Master’s of Science in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case-Western Reserve University.