Kate Fish

Member of the NYSERDA Board
Appointed 6/20/17

Work History

Kate Fish

Kate Fish is the executive director of the Adirondack North Country AssociationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. (ANCA), an independent not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to catalyze sustainable economic development across northern New York. ANCA’s region encompasses 38 percent of the State and is home to 1.26 million people living in 269 small cities and towns. ANCA’s top priorities are to advocate for direct investments that support job creation and accelerating the growth of a more resilient, innovative, and localized energy economy in the North Country.

Ms. Fish joined ANCA in 2009, bringing a wealth of experience in the international nonprofit and private sectors. Her responsibilities include development and implementation of ANCA’s priority strategies, public communications, fund development, coordination on several North Country initiatives, and fiscal and personnel management.

Prior to ANCA, Ms. Fish served as the managing director of Business for Social Responsibility in Europe, a global nonprofit that works to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions. Her position included recruiting European-based companies to join the organization and leading multiple sustainability programs. Ms. Fish also served as vice president of Public Policy for the Monsanto Company, where she developed key policy platforms, including climate change; developing and managing the global stakeholder engagement program and creating their global Biotech Advisory Council; and engaging global leaders for feedback and guidance on long-term strategies.

Board and Councils

Ms. Fish is a member of the Executive Committee for the North Country Regional Economic Development Council. She is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Community Advisory Group. Ms. Fish serves on the board for the North Country Alliance and the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.


Ms. Fish received her BA in Philosophy from Mills College in Oakland California and her MA in Education from St. Louis University.