Katie Beard truly exemplifies Bowling Green.
A graduate of Bowling Green High School and Western Kentucky University, Katie joined the WealthSouth team as a wealth administrator in May 2017 after a storied career in finance and marketing. Throughout her career, she has been employed by well-known companies such as Independence Bank, Wells Fargo Advisors and Med Center Health.
A Bowling Green native, Katie’s commitment to this community is unmatched. Her community involvement includes Junior Achievement, Women’s Fund of South Central Kentucky, Bowling Green Country Club, Alpha Delta Pi, Governor’s Post Secondary Education Nominating Committee, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, WKU Alumni Association and president-elect of the WKU Young Alumni Council.
What separates Katie from many others is she doesn’t just put in the required hours; she takes on a leadership role and makes an impact to the cause with her ideas, time and professional guidance.
When Katie joined the WealthSouth team, her presence was felt almost immediately. The WealthSouth home office is located in Danville and after only having been on the team for a few months, she was invited to participate in the inaugural class of the firm’s Women’s Leadership Group. Through her involvement, Katie demonstrates her leadership abilities and proves that she wants to make a difference in everything she touches.
“Katie and I served on the Bowling Green Country Club Board of Directors together,” said WealthSouth colleague Brandon Neal. “I was impressed with her knowledge, her patience and her ability to work with others while not always coming to the same conclusion. As I was going off the board, Katie was the incoming president and only the second female president of the club’s more than 100 years in this community.”
Katie has one goal for her community and for her professional life: to make Bowling Green a better place for everyone to live and work. She does not just hope for this to happen; she takes on matters where she can roll up her sleeves and participate in the work that is required to see those goals become a reality.