Executive Profiles

Katie Herritage, Global Manager of Amazon Web Services EdStart

Katie Herritage

Global Manager

AWS EdStart

Katie Herritage, Global Manager of Amazon Web Services EdStart

Katie Herritage is the global manager of Amazon Web Services EdStart, an educational technology startup accelerator for entrepreneurs building next-generation online learning, analytics and campus management solutions in the cloud.

She is double hatted as the U.S. leader for the government technology accelerator AWS GovTechStart, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Herritage has been with AWS for more than nine years and has held other leadership positions in the company.

For nearly six years, she was the manager of AWS Education. Her responsibilities included managing AWS EdStart and designing well-architected resources to strengthen return on investment and shorten sales cycles.

She is also AWS’ former global events manager for the worldwide public sector. In that role, she led domestic and international teams that were responsible for producing programs and events. One of her main contributions was expanding the largest AWS Public Sector Conference, which was originally held as a single-day event.

Herritage joined AWS in 2012 after working as a consultant for Highmark Companies for nearly three years.

Before that, she was a strategic communications specialist/events manager at General Dynamics Information Technology.

She began her career working as an agency marketing coordinator at insurance company MassMutual.

Herritage graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in English. She also earned a master’s degree in communications and leadership from Gonzaga University.

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