Kate Sandman McKinley, Esq., is the Chief Legal Officer of Allspring Global Investments. Kate is passionate about helping to ensure children with special needs receive the accommodations and services needed to maximize their educational opportunities, including partnering with other parents and educators to affect change and educate one another. She currently serves on the boards of various legal entities as well as financial services industry associations. In addition, she serves as a mentor through various programs focused on improving inclusion and diversity in the workplace. She and her husband, Matt, live in Newton, Massachusetts, and are the proud parents of two boys, Jack and Conor.