Kate Bulger

Senior Director of Business Development
Kate Bulger

Kate Bulger is Senior Director of Business Development at MMI, the largest provider of nonprofit financial counseling and education in the United States. She specializes in developing and expanding the fee-for-service programs at MMI and its Clearpoint division. She has worked in the industry for over a decade, beginning her career in the sector delivering crisis counseling directly to consumers throughout the Great Recession. Kate progressed into partner programs in 2012, where she has devoted herself to helping organizations and their members resolve housing-related challenges, increase financial wellness, and, most recently, recover from the financial impact of natural disasters.

Kate’s personal focus on disasters began in 2011 following the EF5-rated tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri, causing $2.8 billion in damage. Kate visited Joplin to witness the destruction firsthand and met with several survivors. She remained in contact for years, during which time she observed the length and difficulty of full disaster recovery. The experience inspired Kate to become the visionary and advocate for Project Porchlight, MMI’s post-disaster financial recovery program. Seeing Project Porchlight come to life and make a real difference for survivors has been one of the most fulfilling moments of her career.

Based in Atlanta, Kate has been sourced as a subject matter expert on housing issues by The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bankrate, Nerdwallet, and others. She has presented at industry meetings, including the Hope Now Disaster Housing Conference and FEMA's Partnership Day. Kate is an alumna of The University of Georgia and member of the Georgia Center for Nonprofit’s High Potential Diverse Leaders class of 2015.

Kate’s areas of expertise include: disaster recovery, partnership ideation, reducing organizational risk, homebuyer readiness, and data analysis. Kate is available for speaking engagements throughout the United States and can be booked by contacting Thomas Nitzsche at 404.490.2227.

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