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Kilts Center Leadership

The Kilts Center leadership team comprises our founder and namesake, top marketing faculty at Booth, and staff. We are committed to pushing the marketing conversation forward at Booth and cultivating new opportunities for engagement, enrichment, and growth for Booth students, alumni, and the general business community.

Katie Bell

Katie Claussen Bell

Senior Director and COO 

As Director and COO at the Kilts Center, Katie oversees day-to-day operations, guides strategy, and manages a multitude of projects aimed at supporting the Chicago Booth’s marketing community. For more than a decade, she has worked closely with faculty, students, and alumni with an interest in marketing, general management, technology, and more. 

Prior to her role at Chicago Booth, Katie was a research analyst and project specialist at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago where she worked on a variety of social policy research projects focused on topics including community development, foster care, and juvenile recidivism. 

She launched her professional career at CNA Insurance, where she worked in corporate marketing and communications.

Katie is a 2023 MBA candidate in the Evening MBA program at Chicago Booth. In addition, she holds a BA in sociology from Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, Indiana) and a master of arts in sociology from Loyola University Chicago.


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