Section for Women in Public Administration National Awards"Brunch"

Monday, April 12 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT


The Section for Women in Public Administration has announced its "brunch" keynote speaker: Kathryn E. Hensley. Previously planned for the 2020 Annual Conference, Ms. Hensley has agreed to speak during our 2021 event.

Kathryn Hensley has enjoyed a distinguished career as a practitioner, including 27 years in the federal government and 21 years in critical roles at the state and local level, the most recent as a Commissioner of the Lexington, South Carolina Soil and Water Conservation District since 2006. In 2018, she was elected and is now serving the second of a two-year term as the national secretary/treasurer of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association in Alexandria, Virginia.

Hensley joined ASPA almost 50 years ago and has served actively in various roles at the Chapter, Section, regional and national levels, receiving many awards and accolades for her dedicated service. She also is one of the Section for Women in Public Administration’s original “founding mothers,” having collaborated with three other women in ASPA’s National Council to establish the Section in 1982. Its mission then, as it is now, was to develop a platform for women in ASPA to develop organization and program skills, become leaders in the profession and plan for careers in public service.

Join us for this "brunch" to hear more about Hensley's lifelong public service contributions to throughout her diverse career.