Kathleen King is a Silicon Valley community leader recognized for delivering civic, health, and technology initiatives over a 30+ year career. Since 2008 Kathleen has been the CEO of the Healthier Kids Foundation
In 2002 and 2006 Kathleen was elected to the Saratoga City Council where she was also selected to serve two terms as mayor, in 2005 and again in 2010. She was influential in designing programs, developing partnerships, and resolving issues that led to an enhanced, more financially solvent, and safer Saratoga.
Kathleen began her career with Applied Materials, Inc. Over a 19-year span she grew to manage an organization of 200 sales, service, marketing, and engineering professionals. She was integral in the company’s growth from $63M to $10B, holding responsibility for more than 3% of all company revenue. Kathleen was the first woman hired into sales and promoted into sales management in the company.
Kathleen is an active member of state and community boards including California State Dental Board, Valley Medical Center Foundation, Saratoga Monte Sereno Community Foundation, and the Housing Trust.
Kathleen has been awarded at the state and local levels for her contributions to the health and well-being of the community. These awards include Woman of the Year from the California Assembly District 24 in 2004, California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007, Woman of the Year from Senate District 13 in 2010, San Jose Business Journal 2010 Women of Influence Award, Santa Clara County Medical Association’s 2011 Citizen of the Year Award, and PACT’s Community Builder Award for 2012.
Kathleen retired from Applied Materials, Inc., a high-tech firm in Silicon Valley, after twenty-five years working for the company. She served on the Saratoga City Council for eight years and was mayor of the city in 2005 and 2010.