Katie Penland, Senior Program Director
Katie Penland was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina and graduated from J.L. Mann Academy in 2005. She then attended college at the University of South Carolina-Upstate where she received a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Nonprofit Administration. Through college, Katie worked in a number of different nonprofit areas of focus, including drug and alcohol prevention and awareness, homelessness, domestic violence, and health and wellness. She spent almost 6 years working with the YMCA of Greenville, primarily in the Membership department, but also served as the Small Groups Coordinator to help build a strong community among the members. Upon graduating USC Upstate, Katie worked at Safe Harbor in Greenville, as the Transitional Housing Program Case Manager. Katie was hired by The Salvation Army Kroc Center in May of 2011 and served as the Membership Director for 5 years. She now serves as the Senior Program Director for The Salvation Army Kroc Center, leading programs in the area of Fitness, Sports, Aquatics, and Membership. Katie also serves as the Southern Territory Kroc Center Representative for the National CCMS Development Committee.