Krista Brookman is a Senior Director at Catalyst. In her leadership role with the Catalyst Inclusive Leadership Initiative, she is working to transform diversity research, expertise, and advocacy into skill-building leadership programs for emerging leaders. In addition, Ms. Brookman is responsible for leading the strategy and development of corporate events. She serves on Catalyst’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, is the co-lead of the Employee Resource Group specialty team, and is the relationship manager for several Catalyst member organizations.
Ms. Brookman has spent 17 years in marketing and business development positions with her latest role at Deloitte. At Deloitte, Ms. Brookman directed the marketing and communication efforts for Deloitte’s national manufacturing practice where she developed the Women in Manufacturing initiative in collaboration with several manufacturing trade associations. In addition, Ms. Brookman served as the local marketing leader for Deloitte’s Women’s Initiative and Diversity & Inclusion programs.
In 2011, Ms. Brookman co-founded the Women's Affinity Alliance, which is the first collaborative resource group dedicated to the progressive development of corporate women's affinity/resource groups in the greater Milwaukee area.
In addition, Ms. Brookman is active in a number of several Milwaukee professional and community business organizations serving on the board of directors for TEMPO and is also a member of Milwaukee Women inc and Professional Dimensions. She has served as the president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association for Accounting Marketing and was a member of FUEL Milwaukee's Creative Council. In addition, Ms. Brookman has held various leadership roles for the Association for Women in Communications and the Legal Marketing Association.
Ms. Brookman was officially recognized as one of Milwaukee-area’s emerging leaders in 2013 by the Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 award recipient.
Ms. Brookman received a BA and MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.