Kate Ertmann is a businesswoman, speaker, thought leader and a charitable advocate. A former child actress, she renounced her Hollywood hopes in favor of a telecommunications degree from Ohio University. She founded the Portland chapter of Women in Animation and is an active member of many industry organizations. She sits on the board of two charities and won a 2011 Orchid Award for being one of Portland’s Most Influential Women for her work. Kate became a partner at ADi in 2000 and the sole owner in 2008 – her company produces innovative 3d animation solutions for business, marketing and education.