The Denver Business Journal recently announced their 25th Class of 40 Under 40 winners, and we are thrilled that our very own MOA Principal and Director of Healthcare Katie Vander Putten has been included on this list of outstanding businesspeople and entrepreneurs, which draws on a wide range of businesses and organizations in the Denver area.
As Director of Healthcare at MOA, Katie has grown the firm’s healthcare studio into a capable team of seven architects and designers. In Katie’s six years at MOA, she has implemented an effective long-term business development strategy that grew the firm’s healthcare revenue from a handful of smaller projects into one of the firm’s strongest sectors, accounting for nearly 20% of the firm’s annual revenue.
As one of eight principals at MOA, Katie has also made critical contributions to the firm’s COVID-19 and recessionary planning, helping to coordinate the firm’s smooth pivot from a full-time, in-office workforce to a flextime, remote workforce.
The 40 Under 40 recognition also calls attention to Katie’s leadership outside of MOA. Her most visible role in the wider business community is her involvement with the Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers and Directors (CAHED), which supports the development of effective healthcare management through educational opportunities and professional networking.
Since joining CAHED in 2014, Katie has risen through the organization to serve as its president. In her time as a member of CAHED, she has promoted the involvement of women, seeking to create networking opportunities for female members and encouraging other women to join the organization. As of 2020, the effects of Katie’s leadership of the Women in CAHED committee can be seen in the composition of its members: 32% of the organization’s members are women, compared to 4% in 2013.