Katherine Dease is the Chief Innovation and Technology Officer for Insured Retirement Institute. She is responsible for driving the industry forward to achieve the goals set by the CEO, the board, and the member firms. She oversees all aspects of the operations and technology innovation initiatives and works cross-functionally with all divisions of IRI and the member firms to collaboratively ensure the execution of goals and priorities.

Katherine holds more than 21 years of product development, product management, and business development experience within the financial services industry. Katherine has published many papers to advance the industry, posts regularly on LinkedIn, and has spoken as a thought leader at IRI, NAILBA, ACORD, and many other industry conferences.

Before joining IRI, Katherine held leadership positions at Insurance Technologies, including Chief Product Officer, Head of Product, and Head of Market Intelligence; positions as Chief Compliance Officer, VP of Product Management & Integrations at Communications Intelligence Corp; and Senior Director of Product Development at Ebix.

Katherine graduated with honors and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Birmingham Southern College.