At-Large Director 2019-2022
Kathryn (Kaycee) Wiita’s Junior League experience is defined by its breadth and depth. She has been a Junior League member for 30 years, spanning multiple Leagues and a wide array of positions. Throughout her time with The Junior League, as well as outside of it, she has established a reputation for her ability to fundraise, her expertise in strategic communications, her quick wit and her constant commitment to listening.
As a longtime member and leader of the Junior League of Portland, she has provided value and guidance as Treasurer, Chair of Publicity and Publications and, ultimately, President. As Treasurer, she provided long-term financial planning while ensuring transparency for the League’s stakeholders. As President, Kaycee worked with the board and membership, including Sustaining members, to reorganize the League, preventing it from going into bankruptcy to operate more cost effectively. Overall, her leadership led to increased membership, regained financial solvency and increased achievement of the Junior League of Portland’s mission in the community.
Her experience outside of the League is defined by her role as a strategic advisor for several boards, spanning different sectors. She currently serves on the board of directors for The Historic Trust (formerly the Fort Vancouver National Trust), an organization with the mission of inspiring civic pride and economic vitality in the community. Kaycee previously served on the board of directors for the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center Foundation and the U.S. Olympic CommitteeSynchronized Swimming Foundation.
For the past 15 years, Kaycee has been the President of KC Communications, a public relations and consulting firm. She also has worked in marketing and public relations capacities for a variety of companies, including Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young), First Interstate Bank and Tracy Collins Bank and Trust (now Key Bank).
Kaycee received her B.S. in Mass Communications and Marketing from the University of Utah.