Katie Breault serves as Regional Director at Year Up Professional Resources (YUPRO), which is a Public Benefit Corporation placement firm launched by Year Up in 2014. Its mission is to place Year Up alumni in great jobs and return profit to the Year Up National Alumni Association to benefit alumni programming. In this capacity, Katie leads business development, strategic partnership growth, and channel sales for the East Region.
Prior to YUPRO, she led the planning and development of a program to combat the high unemployment rate among young adults with vision impairments; served as the founding Internship and Employment Placement Manager at Year Up Arizona; and partnered with Gallup, Inc. to launch the first Strengths-Based State initiative, which propelled Rhode Island from 49th in the country to 1st in employee engagement. Katie discovered Year Up through an opportunity to mentor an exceptional young woman in the program. Through this relationship, she was inspired to devote her career to connecting Opportunity Youth with companies looking for talent.