Katherine Correll, Executive Director
Katherine Correll has experiences spanning the fields of community outreach to advance downtown and community development, not-for-profit administration, project development and management, local government planning, marketing, financial and economic development services, and education. Katherine joined Downtown Colorado, Inc. as the Director of Communications and Operations in 2006; in 2007 she became the Executive Director.
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Katherine has worked with development initiatives in Denver, New York, Chicago, and the Former Soviet Union. Her focus on strategic planning and organizational development and management includes building viable and sustainable private, public, and non-for-profit institutions and programs. Prior to her current position, Katherine served as the American Councils for International Education Country Director for the Republic of Moldova, where she managed the national American Councils’ portfolio focusing on building civil society initiatives, education, and public administration reforms. She was also responsible for management and growth of the American Language Center, language and professional training school.
Katherine received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Politics with a Minor in Urban Studies from New York University.
Caitlin Hale, Membership & Events Coordinator
Originally from Houston, Texas, Caitlin attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received a B.A. in Urban and Regional Planning in 2012. After graduation, she spent a year assisting with planning related projects for the Park Board of Trustees of Galveston, Texas, a government entity that directs tourism efforts for the island. Caitlin joined Downtown Colorado, Inc. as a Marketing & Administration Intern in November 2013.
Nancy Sprehn, OSM/VISTA Community Assessment Coordinator
Nancy is originally from Fort Myers on the southwest coast of Florida. She received her B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University in 2014. While in college, Nancy assisted in the development of a university public engagement initiative for service-learning and community-based research. Her passion for community development has also led her to work with school gardens in Belize, parks programming in New York City, and the immigrant farmworker population of Upstate New York. During her year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA, Nancy hopes to put her planning and placemaking knowledge to use while learning from the inspiring initiatives of Colorado’s towns.