Kate Shehan is Vice President at HVS Executive Search and is based in the Baltimore/Washington DC area. Kate began her hospitality career in high school working for a gourmet food store and upon graduation from college spent the next 12 years with Chart House Restaurants in operations and in human resources. This foundation led her to a career in Human Resources in the restaurant industry as Vice President of Human Resources at Crown Golf Properties, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Legal Sea Foods, and Roti Modern Mediterranean. She earned a MBA degree from Loyola University Maryland and is a graduate from Penn State University’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management School with a BS. She volunteers her time at the Alumni in the Classroom Event for the Penn State Hospitality School speaking and mentoring students. She delivered break-out educational classes and participated on panels at numerous National Restaurant Association Shows in Chicago. Proudly, she served on the Board of Directors and as the President of the CHART, (Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers), receiving the Spirit of CHART Award for her commitment.