Katherine D. “Kathie” Resteiner (M.S. ‘94), chief of staff for Intel Capital, Emerging Growth and Sports, will serve as keynote speaker at the University’s 167th annual Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 11.

Resteiner oversees operations and initiatives across Intel’s strategic growth areas, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), equity investing and new business incubation. She is also technical assistant to Wendell Brooks. Brooks is the president of lntel Capital and senior vice president of Emerging Growth and Sports.

St. Mary’s will celebrate the accomplishments of 433 new graduates: 353 receiving bachelor’s degrees, 78 receiving master’s degrees and two students receiving doctoral degrees.

Commencement will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Bill Greehey Arena, inside the Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center on the St. Mary’s campus. Baccalaureate Mass will be held Friday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m., also at Greehey Arena. Media are welcome at both events.

Twenty-seven students will graduate summa cum laude; 31 will graduate magna cum laude; 43 will graduate cum laude; and 28 will receive distinguished graduate honors.

The ceremony will be streamed live online for family and friends who are unable to attend in person.

St. Mary’s Law will celebrate the accomplishments of 238 new School of Law graduates at a separate School of Law Commencement on Saturday, May 18.

More about Kathie Resteiner

Prior to becoming chief of staff at Intel Capital, Resteiner was an M&A integration manager for Intel Capital, responsible for running diligence, end-to-end integration and change management. She joined Intel in 2015 via the integration of McAfee into Intel. At McAfee, she was leader of the M&A Integration Management Office.

Resteiner has broad operational experience in manufacturing, new product introduction, supply chain, procurement, marketing, operations and support. She was part of the startup of the company Virtual Computing Environment, a joint venture between VMware, Cisco and EMC, and also had long tenures at Alcatel-Lucent and Harris Corporation.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from St. Mary’s University. She credits her strong connections with the faculty and staff of St. Mary’s for helping launch her career through internships with Pace Foods, Alcoa and Harris Corporation in San Antonio.

Resteiner resides in Silicon Valley, California, with her husband Marc, who earned his J.D. from the St. Mary’s University School of Law.

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