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Kathleen Harkins


Kathleen Harkins

Chief Executive Officer

Kathleen is the Chief Executive of Applause, leading a team of outstanding catering and event professionals that will ensure the success of each and every event. She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Business with a Hospitality Business degree. Her thirty-three years of experience in the food service and catering industry and background in Corporate Dining and Catering, allows her to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to managing events for groups of ten to twenty five thousand guests. Kathleen is involved in every facet of the business from multi-level management, purchasing, human relations, event planning, cost analysis, menu development and logistics. Her dedication and determination for excellent customer service and attention to every detail have made her a proven success. Kathleen is an active member of the community by volunteering her time for charity work with non-profit organizations and local church groups. In her precious free time she enjoys golf,travel and spending time with family and friends.

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