Francine Katsoudas joined the Americares board in 2019. Ms. Katsoudas brings to the board more than 20 years of experience with the global technology company Cisco Systems, Inc. In her current role as executive vice president and chief people officer, Ms. Katsoudas is responsible for leading Cisco’s organizational strategy, promoting operational effectiveness and elevating team performance through innovative leadership. Prior to joining Cisco, Ms. Katsoudas worked in both the financial and professional services industries with a focus on customer service and operations. She previously served on the board and chaired the Executive Compensation Committee of the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Ms. Katsoudas holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.