Katherine Long moved to Ponca City ten years ago and has never looked back. Katherine (Kat for short) joined the PCDA line-up in 2006 after six years with the Tulsa City County Library System as the Business Services Librarian. She manages the data and marketing for PCDA, as well as serving as the small business/entrepreneur liaison. Prior to the library, she was one of the few female kitchen managers for Outback Steakhouse, as well as being a national trainer for the company. Kat is a University of Tulsa graduate and has completed the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute (OU-EDI) coursework to sit for the Certified Economic Community Development testing. She is currently serving as an Executive Committee member on the Northwestern Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board, participates on the Ponca City Library Board and the Healthy Coalition Committee. In her spare time, Kat volunteers in the dance, theatre and gardening communities in Ponca City. She is married to Stephen with one daughter, Gabrielle and one grandson, Benjamin.