Kathryn A. Hollister T'81

Katy Hollister is a seasoned global leader and financial expert with nearly four decades of leadership experience at Deloitte, one of the world’s largest global consultancies.  Throughout her career, Katy has driven strategic initiatives and led operations across Deloitte’s most important businesses.  Most recently, Katy served as the Chief Strategy Officer for the $8 billion Global Tax and Legal practice of 45,000 professionals.  In this role, she led the integration of the global practices, including technology transformation in a complex environment of multi-jurisdictional regulatory, talent and brand management.  Katy’s operational experience includes 15 years leading progressively larger businesses for Deloitte, ultimately owning a $1.5 billion P&L and leading a team of approximately 5,000 professionals in the U.S. and India.  She was selected by her partners to serve 2 terms on both the Deloitte U.S. and Global Boards of Directors. Her tenure on these boards was punctuated by planned and unplanned chair and CEO successions, crises events including a cyber incident, significant litigation and domestic and global regulatory matters.

Katy is a natural leader whose style is anchored in her genuine enjoyment of collective problem solving and decision-making.  She thrives in high-stakes environments, especially when circumstances are changing or ambiguous, multiple stakeholders are involved, and competing short- and long-term goals are at play.  She is well known as a mentor and trusted advisor to executives both inside and outside of Deloitte.

In the community, Katy has been an active leader, serving multiple academic and charitable organizations including on the Boards of Duke University, the University of Cincinnati Foundation, and MENTOR, as well as many Cincinnati-based Boards including the Cincinnati Museum Center, YWCA and Habitat for Humanity. 

As a Duke alum, Katy chaired the first Duke Women’s Impact Network (WIN) committee, she is an Emeriti member of the Fuqua Board of Visitors, and a member of the WIN-Athletics committee.  Katy was elected to the Duke University Board of Trustees in 2017 and currently serves as vice chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee, a member of the Resources Committee, Duke’s Centennial Celebration Strategic Task Force, and a member of the Research Collaboration, Translation and Commercialization Advisory Committee. 

Katy has a B.A. from Duke University, a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She is a lawyer and CPA both licensed in Ohio.  She is married to Brad Miller (Trinity ’81), a physician, and they have 2 sons, Ryan (Sr Philanthropic Gift Officer, V Foundation for Cancer Research) and Luke (Pratt ’17, Beghou Consulting).

September 2020