Cate Blair

Senior Program Officer

Cate Blair is a senior program manager at Panorama. In her role, she manages Panorama’s portfolio of fiscally sponsored projects and supports philanthropic funds. She also leads organization-wide operations projects and develops tools and dashboards for planning and managing budgets. Her experience spans operations and programmatic development, and includes experience with stakeholder management, donor relations, and strategy development.  

Prior to joining the Panorama team, Cate worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she managed large projects and produced reports for a variety of high-level audiences. She helped create initiatives such as Gates Philanthropy Partners, a new non-profit that allows people to co-invest with the foundation to improve lives of the world’s poorest communities. Previously, Cate worked as a project manager at F5 Networks. She also spent two years in Japan, where she taught English to adults.   

Cate received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington. Her Bachelor of Arts in Theater is from Grinnell College, and she is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.  

Cate loves to sew in her free time and sometimes wears her own handmade dresses to work.