Kate Rubin

Vice President of Social Responsibility for United Health Group & President of the United Health Foundation
United Health

Kate Rubin is Vice President of Social Responsibility for UnitedHealth Group and President of the United Health Foundation.

With annual giving averaging $60 million and initiatives that are helping build healthier communities around the world, UnitedHealth Group and its employees work to maximize opportunities that make a positive impact on people’s health and their communities.

Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Ms. Rubin served nine years as President of the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), the largest technology trade organization in the state.  

Ms. Rubin was a business unit executive with IBM where she led a $100 million, 100 person technology group and managed multiple entrepreneurial start-up operations in marketing, sales, service and systems integration across a broad set of industries in many geographies. 

She also founded Leadership Foundations, a business consulting firm that developed executive talent, created global executive leadership programs and coached cross-cultural global teams.  Her work includes collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership, the University of St. Thomas (UST) and many other organizations.

Kate serves on the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs Advisory Board, and the State of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Board.  She is also engaged in social responsibility thought leadership positions including the Board of national volunteering group Points of Light’s Corporate Service Council, and in 2014 was invited to join the Executive Forum of Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship.   Kate also serves on the Board of the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable, where she is Chair of the Member Services Committee, and was named one of Minnesota’s women in business industry leaders by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal and a Women Worth Watching award winner by Profiles in Diversity Journal.  

Ms. Rubin holds a BBA in marketing and industrial relations from the University of Iowa and an MA in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development.