Cate Hill works for the Obama Foundation as Chief of Staff of the Obama Presidential Center, Operations & Implementation, the team responsible for constructing and operating the 19.3-acre campus that is being built on Chicago’s South Side. Previously the Georgia native served as the Savannah Bureau Station Manager and statewide host of “All Things Considered” for Georgia Public Broadcasting (NPR/PBS affiliate). Cate grew up with opportunities to experience, learn and participate in theatre, dance, art, and creative writing. That fostered a lifelong love of the arts and a career spanning more than a decade of feature film and television production in Atlanta and Los Angeles, professional theatre production, and board and leadership roles at arts nonprofit organizations. Cate served as the 2010 Arts Advocacy Chair for the state of Georgia, working to increase state, local, and private funding for arts education in communities and schools. Cate holds a BA in Communications/Documentary Film from Georgia State University, and she completed additional studies at Wesleyan College and Mercer University. James Baldwin said, “Great art can only be created out of love.”
Cate is thankful for the opportunity to serve on the Urban Gateways board and support its work to foster a love of the arts in young people throughout Chicago.