Kate Griffin serves as Director of Programs at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program. She works on initiative strategies, ensuring FSP’s work across benefits, savings, investing, wealth building, and financial inclusion catalyzes leaders toward systemic change that results in financial security for all people in America. She also serves as senior strategic advisor to FSP’s work supporting the launch of a proposed National Financial Inclusion Commission in the U.S. to create a national financial inclusion strategy that moves from focusing on account and information access to measurable financial security outcomes for households.
Kate has spent two decades making financial services work better for low-income and marginalized people, both here in the US and in developing countries. In various leadership roles, she has led a social enterprise providing financial wellness benefits to workers, and was on the founding executive team of a start-up fintech, tasked with bringing the voice of underserved consumers into product design and delivery. She also led programming for savings, financial capability, higher education, and housing at Prosperity Now. She started her career in international microfinance working with CGAP and the Grameen Foundation.
Kate holds degrees in international development from Kenyon College and American University and lives in suburban Washington, DC with her family.