Kate oversees internal audit, regulatory compliance and enterprise risk management operations including risk identification and mitigation activities – reporting to Elevate’s Board of Directors. She has more than 12 years’ experience in consumer lending law, including regulatory, compliance, licensing and litigation support for mortgage, auto and other personal lenders. At Elevate, Kate has held the roles of Senior Regulatory Attorney, Corporate Counsel, Associate Chief Counsel, and, most recently, General Counsel. Previously, Vanderkolk was an associate at Dreher Tomkies LLP in Columbus, Ohio. Kate received a J.D. from Capital University Law School and a B.S. in English and Communications from Duquesne University. She is also a graduate of Elevate’s Executive Excellence Program. In her spare time, Kate enjoys attending concerts, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family (including lots of junior hockey).