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Katie Hensel

Katie Hensel
Founder and Executive Director
Tri 4 Schools

937 Jenna Drive
Verona, WI 53593


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  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Human Services

Katie Hensel is the Executive Director and Founder of Tri 4 Schools. Founded in 2011, Tri 4 Schools encourages kids to live an active lifestyle by participating in youth swimming, biking, and running-centered events and programs that support school health and fitness initiatives. Named one of the ten best ideas to end childhood obesity by the Partnership for a Healthier America in 2013, Tri 4 Schools has helped more than 6,000 kids complete a triathlon or mud run, while donating nearly $200,000 in resources to local schools. Katie is a graduate of the Wisconsin School of Business, and was awarded the Everyday Health Hero Award by the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, honoring women making an impact on the health of their communities. She has also been named one of the 2014 “Women to Watch” by Brava Magazine. Katie lives in Verona with her husband, two children, and a German Shepherd who keeps them all extremely active!

We all dream of a career where we’re able to give back in a meaningful way. You may even have an idea on how you can change the world around you for the greater good. Katie Hensel left her high stakes tech job in the corporate world and started her own non-profit dedicated to getting kids healthy and supporting health and wellness efforts in schools, and learned a lot about herself in the process. Find out the good, the bad, and the ugly side of being your own boss and how making a difference through a non-profit can be a fulfilling career path. (Running Time 24:04)