Kathleen Romero Benefits Manager, Talent & Culture Kathleen Romero is a benefits manager in Talent & Culture for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Romero was a payroll/human resource manager for Clearwater Natural Resources, LLC in Kansas City, Mo., where she was responsible for payroll, benefits, and retirement planning. Earlier, she was the accounting controls manager at Papetti’s of Iowa in Lenox, Iowa. Romero earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Northwest Missouri State University. She enjoys volunteering in the community.