Vice President & Chief Knowledge Officer Catalyst
Jan Combopiano leads knowledge management efforts at Catalyst, leveraging resources and expertise to serve stakeholders, preserve the organization’s history, and maintain the knowledge infrastructure. As head of the Information Center, Ms. Combopiano oversees library functions, including research requests from Catalyst staff, member organizations, the media, and outside researchers. In her operations role for the Research Department, she shepherds the knowledge cycle of Catalyst work from concept to historical preservation, including the content development for the annual Catalyst Awards Conference. She is also responsible for the Issue Specialty Teams, internal groups that build expertise on specific topics related to diversity and inclusion. As a core member of the Catalyst Award Evaluation Committee, Ms. Combopiano investigates and assesses the strength and sustainability of organizational efforts to build diverse and inclusive workplaces. She has spoken to corporate, nonprofit, and public audiences in the United States, Hong Kong, and Japan.
Ms. Combopiano holds a Bachelor’s degree in American History and a Master’s degree in Women’s History from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She received a Master’s of Library Science from the State University of New York at Albany.