Senior Vice President, Education Services
Katie Blot is the senior vice president of education services at Blackboard, where she leads a team of over 1,000 educators, technologists, management consultants and call center staff who work directly with institutions to meet the emerging needs of their learners, grow their online capabilities and establish institutional processes for the future of education. Katie also leads Blackboard's content strategy, where she works to greatly enhance the student and faculty experience in the evolving world of digital content.
Before joining Blackboard in 2008, Katie served as the chief information officer for Federal Student Financial Aid at the U.S. Department of Education, where she was responsible for promoting the effective use of technology, deploying technology investments, and integrating technology architecture and standards. Prior to that, Katie was the deputy general manager for the Application, School Eligibility and Delivery Services Unit, responsible for processing over 14 million student applications for federal student financial aid and delivering over $60 billion in Title IV programs through approximately 6,200 postsecondary institutions.
Katie has also served at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting) in its higher education group where she advised hundreds of schools on the effective delivery of student services.
Katie has almost 20 years of experience in the education industry and is considered an expert on topics, such as “STEM Education and the Power of Technology,” “Achieving Learning Outcomes in a Changing Education Landscape” and “What’s Next for Education: The New Course Ecosystem.”
Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Johns Hopkins University.