She started her career at a Tennessee Historically Black College. She went on to work in Corporate America as a public affairs and customer service professional. This work led her to work with legislators and community identifying the need for people to support community reinvestment and legislation that not only helps the few but impacts our daily lives. As she advanced in her career she worked in real estate and as an instructor at Northern Kentucky University for over ten years. Her work in both areas solidified the need to advance education and the fair and equitable housing for the many.
Cathy grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration. She attended Woodward High School.
Throughout her career, acts of service continue to be in her heart. She has served on the boards of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Great Rivers Girl Scout Council as well as the Greater Cincinnati Black Achiever Award program. She further served on the Mayerson Human Resource Academy and the Cincinnati Recreation Commission.
In 2000, she earned the prestigious honor of being just one of five board members in the state to be named to All-Ohio School Board (OSBA). Cathy has served at the state and national level. As well as being honored by OSBA, she served on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee and the Federal Relations Network.
She has been honored to be a member of Leadership Cincinnati (Class 20). Also, honored as Delta Sigma Theta Achieving Women Award and United Way/Community Chest Outstanding Service Award and recognized in the 2003-04 edition of Who’s Who in Black Cincinnati.
Cathy is a mom and grandmother. She has assisted her children to have access to the education she wants for all children. She was proud to be married to a veteran of the Army.