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Kathleen Hebert

Kathleen Hebert left her position as Vice President at Microsoft in 2003 to devote her efforts to environmental issues.  She has served on E8's Screening Committee since 2017, and joined the Board in 2020.


Kathleen is also a Board Member of the Clean Energy Transition Institute whose complementary mission is to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy in the Northwest by advancing economic deep decarbonization strategies. ​


She serves on the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy of Washington and was a 2015 Northwest Conservation Philanthropy Fellow with a focus on Water Sustainability. 


Kathleen has long been an active partner in Social Venture Partners, serving on grant committees, the Advocacy and Policy Committee, and as a Lead Partner.


Kathleen was with Microsoft from 1988 to 2003, where she progressed through various roles from marketing and strategic planning to Vice President of software divisions. During her tenure in Microsoft Office, she was part of the leadership team that grew the Office product line from $100M to a business of over $5B in revenues.


Prior to Microsoft, Kathleen was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, working with a number of Fortune 500 businesses including machine tool robotics and construction materials.  

Born in a Midwest farming family, Kathleen received a B.A. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. 

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