Katharine "Kate" B. Duhamel, founder and creative director of CandyBomber Productions, which creates live, immersive concerts featuring music, dance and visual arts, has been elected to the Stanford Board of Trustees. She will begin a five-year term on June 1.
"Kate understands that a strong and vibrant university will help stabilize and restore the region, nation and world," said Jeff Raikes, chair of the Board of Trustees. "Her record of service and support shows she cares deeply for the university, has immense respect for its leadership, and sees the great potential for Stanford to accelerate its impact. I look forward to working with her as Stanford navigates the current crisis and implements its long-range vision. She is an outstanding addition to the board."
Duhamel earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology at Stanford in 1983, followed by an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) in 1988.
Duhamel has a long history of volunteer service to Stanford. She currently co-chairs the LEAD (Lifelong Engagement and Advocacy for Development) Council, which she helped form in 2016 to prepare the next generation of volunteer leaders for future fundraising campaigns. She is also a member of the advisory council of Stanford Arts.