Katie Appel

Head of Category Management and Global Ops, Consumable Brands


Katie is the Head of Category Management and Global Operations of Consumables Brands at Amazon. She previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of 18 Rabbits, an organic granola bar company in San Francisco, where she works as the lead supply chain wrangler. Prior to joining 18 Rabbits, she consulted for various companies, including Live Culture Co., Sodexo North America, and The Packard Foundation. While at Michigan, Katie focused on trends of sustainability within the food industry. She spent her internships with C&S Wholesale Grocers and Chefs Collaborative, and her MAP with General Mills. She also served on the leadership boards of Ross Net Impact and the Wolverine Wine Club. Prior to moving to Ann Arbor, Katie was a communications specialist for a nonprofit environmental law firm in Oakland, CA. Katie received her B.A. in English and Italian from the University of California, Los Angeles.