Katherine Segal Frekko ’95 elected to Bates College Board of Trustees

Bates College has announced the election of attorney and Chicago-area civic leader Katherine Segal Frekko ’95 to its Board of Trustees.

“The board is delighted to welcome Katie as our newest trustee,” said John Gillespie ’80, chair of the board. “With her experience in law, coupled with a deep understanding of Bates through extensive volunteer leadership work, she will be an invaluable addition to the board.”

Katherine Segal Frekko ’95

Katherine Segal Frekko ’95

A former corporate attorney, Frekko earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as editor of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy. She later was an associate with Winston & Strawn LLP in Washington, D.C., specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private equity financing, general corporate contracts, and international corporate issues.

She now focuses on a variety of nonprofit activities, including serving on The Woman’s Board at Rush University Medical Center, Northwestern University Women’s Board, and the board of governors of the Lake Forest Open Lands Association. She is also a director of the Segal Family Foundation.

As a Bates undergraduate, Frekko was a member of the track team, serving as captain her junior and senior years. A political science major with a secondary concentration in French, she earned election to the College Key, the Bates alumni honor society, upon graduation.

Long active in Bates alumni affairs, she is a former member of the Alumni Council and Bates Fund Committee. She has co-chaired each of her class’s Reunion Gift efforts since graduation, including her 25th in 2020. An Alumni-in-Admission volunteer, she is a former member of the Chicago Bates Network.

Frekko lives in Chicago with her husband, Matt, and their three children.

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