Who We Are

Kate Herrod, Director of Ashoka's Community Greens

Kate Herrod has been directing the Community Greens effort for the last four years and was instrumental, along with local partners, in getting the Baltimore City Charter changed and the Alley Gating and Greening ordinance passed. She has been working with Bill Drayton, the founder of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, since 1998. She has a background in commercial real estate finance as well as conservation. She was a VP at Citibank, Chemical Bank, and Security Pacific and underwrote over $3B of commercial real estate loans. She also worked for over seven years with The Nature Conservancy overseeing Planned Giving, Trade Lands, and Conservation Science support. She has an M.B.A. from Wharton and a B.A. from Amherst College. She dreams of greening cities all across America.