Catherine joined the agency 25 years ago and has worked with more than 100 agency clients. She has been instrumental in launching several start-ups and also managing communication through numerous acquisitions. Her team has represented the agency’s largest and most innovative banking, payments, mortgage, credit union and technology clients. The team has also worked with Electronic Signature and Records Association (ESRA). In recent years, the team’s work with mortgage industry service providers has earned those companies innumerable mortgage technology awards, rankings and media spotlights.
She is responsible for issue trend/analysis, communication and operational planning at a senior executive level including vision/long term planning, organizing, leading, evaluating and problem solving as well as leading her team to produce excellent public relations results. In 2009, Catherine was named in PRSourceCode’s 3rd Annual “Top Tech Communicators” study for her efforts as an individual PR practitioner.
Before joining William Mills Agency, she was in sales and marketing at FiTECH Systems, a credit union data processing software vendor. While there, she actually hired the William Mills Agency as the public relations agency for the company and was its primary contact. She began her career at Burroughs/Unisys Corporation, where she was employed for more than 11 years in various sales, marketing and customer support positions, all representing the financial industry.
Catherine earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.