Kathryn R. Booth


Bicentennial Medal (2019)
Partners in Philanthropy (2014)
Keystone Award
Distinguished Alumni Service Award (2007)
B.S., 1972


Booth has enjoyed a successful career on Wall Street since earning her fine arts degree from IU in 1972. As a senior managing director and director of global equity research at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., she has broadened her department's product line to include Latin America, Asia and Europe and has used 21st-century technology to make research a driving force for all areas of her investment banking, securities trading and brokerage firm.

A strong advocate for women, Booth was honored by the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women with its 2006 Women of Power and Influence award. She is a member of the Financial Women's Association and was tapped by Bear Stearns to launch its Equities and Legal Women's Network.

Booth has served IU as a member of the IU Foundation board of directors and the dean's advisory board of the College of Arts and Sciences. She also is active with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, the Central Park Conservancy and Women in Need. Booth and her husband, Russell, live in Harrison, N.Y.