Katherine Pond ’05 and husband Chris Pond ’04 have been strong supporters of Concordia as young adults. Chris serves on the Board of Trustees, and both are involved in the mentor program and CUI’s Business Insight Series breakfasts.
Katherine was recently promoted to Vice President of Business Development at VIZIO, the #2 American-based TV brand. She manages the TV-maker’s strategic partnerships, contracts and more, working with entertainment and technology partners and managing relationships with major networks like NBC and CBS. She oversees a team of five based in Southern California, Chicago and Seattle, and was recognized by the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce in its “40 under 40” awards in 2019.
This year, CUI named her the Alumna of the Year for Professional Achievement. “I was taken aback to hear that the committee selected me,” Katherine says. “I’m very honored and very, very proud of my Concordia heritage. Any opportunity I get to talk about it, I take it. This is one more way for me to get in front of people and talk about Concordia Irvine and how we are producing good quality students.”
Best of all, after 14 years of praying for a child, Katherine gave birth to their baby, Nathaniel Dennis Pond, born in 2019