Kathy Lanni is responsible for leading Broadview’s Community Support program and the efforts of the Broadview Cares Foundation working collaboratively with non-profit and community-based organizations to make strategic philanthropic investments and create volunteer opportunities aligned with Broadview’s philanthropic focus. Kathy also leads Broadview’s Financial Well-Being Division and whose mission is to guide and encourage individuals to focus on achieving economic stability by using innovative tools, making informed decisions, and encouraging positive habits that lead to financial well-being. In addition, Kathy advances Broadview’s Youth Banking Services and School Enrichment Program offering education and incentives for youth to encourage healthy savings habits, and grants to teachers and schools to encourage and reward innovation in the classroom.
Immediately prior to joining SEFCU she was the vice president of national sales at Broadblast Inc., where she was responsible for business development, onboarding, training, and support for emergency notification software. Before joining Broadblast, she co-founded REGALO A Gift Experience, a corporate gift consulting firm, growing from a small entrepreneurial start up to revenues of more than $2 million earning her a number of awards including Albany County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, Diversity Magazine Top 100 Women-Owned Business, and Mass Mutual Small Business of the Year. Lanni sold REGALO in 2009. Prior to opening REGALO, she worked at Albany Medical College as an Oncology Nurse in the Cancer Treatment Center.
Lanni is actively involved in many not-for-profit organizations in the community. She is an active volunteer for the American Heart Association Capital Region Advisory Board and co-founder of the Circle of Red. She also serves as a Board Member and Chair of the Nominating Committee for CanCodeCommunities, and actively supports the American Cancer Society, South End Children’s Café, and the Women’s Employment and Resource Center. She was instrumental in bringing the NYS Mentoring Program to several schools in the region and Broadview actively mentors in several schools. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Russell Sage College, a certificate from The TUCK Women’s Business Enterprise Executive Program at Dartmouth and a certificate from Yale on The Science of Well-Being, and Kathy is a graduate of the Leadership program of the Capital Region Chamber. Lanni received the Spirit of Community Award from Commission on Economic Opportunity, Pearl of Wisdom & Empowerment Award from the Women’s Employment & Resource Center, Crystal Heart Award from the American Heart Association, and Spirit of Philanthropy Award from the Gift Planning Group of Northeastern New York.