About Us

About Us

Kate Bauer

Manager of Community EngagementBauer-Spring 2016

Kate is community engagement manager for Columbia Gas of Ohio. She is responsible for enhancing Columbia’s corporate giving, and executive and employee engagement programs. Kate’s areas of focus include executive involvement in charitable organizations and board memberships, corporate sponsorships, and employee volunteerism.

She joined Columbia's parent company NiSource, Inc. in 2012 as a learning consultant in development services, working with company leaders to identify and manage learning solutions.

Prior to joining NiSource, Kate worked with Big Lots Stores, Inc. as a human resources development specialist, where she designed, implemented and facilitated leadership training programs. She also had an active role with the company’s philanthropic initiatives. The company recognized Kate with an award for her philanthropic contributions in 2012.

Kate is an active member in the Columbus Community, serving as a member of the GenWex Advisory Committee for the Wexner Center for the Arts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from The Ohio State University, and she resides in Upper Arlington with her husband, Ted, and their son.