Past Board of Directors Chair and Governance Committee Chair
Vice President Administration, Electric Applications, Inc., Arizona
Kathryn (Kate) Forbes has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Arizona State University and a graduate certificate in banking from the University of Delaware, Stonier School of Banking.
She has held such executive level positions as vice-president and controller for Arizona Public Service Company, responsible for all administrative and accounting functions for a $4-billion electric utility company and senior vice president and western operations manager for Bank One Services Corporation, responsible for all deposit operations functions in the Western Region managing a staff of 1,200 and an operation budget of $500 million. As former CFO of eTec, Forbes was responsible for all of the financial reporting, human resources, administrative and treasurer functions.
Forbes' background is in executive management, finance and auditing. She has more than 30 years of experience in accounting and finance in the energy and financial industries. She has led large organizations, directed significant audit projects and managed several business ventures.