"I feel privileged to live in such a beautiful place, where I can play a role in growing the economy. My favorite part of the job is showcasing our region to newcomers and introducing them to all the great people and adventures Jacksonville has to offer."
Cathy is senior vice president of strategy and business development, focused on growing the financial services industry. She has helped recruit more than 10,000 jobs to Jacksonville, including projects with Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Adecco, Advent Software, Fidelity National Financial and Web.com. Cathy also oversees JAXUSA Partnership’s marketing and research initiatives and coordinates partner activities for the seven-county Northeast Florida region. She has 20 years of experience working for Chambers of Commerce, regional economic development organizations and city government in both Jacksonville and Cincinnati. A 2010 graduate of Leadership Jacksonville, Cathy was named to Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list at age 35, was also recognized by DCI as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Economic Development in 2013, and named a Top 50 Economic Developer by ConsultantConnect in 2016. She chairs the Florida Economic Development Council and also serves on the Clay County Development Authority, Visit Jacksonville Board and Urban Land Institute North Florida Chapter Advisory Council. Cathy loves to travel, go to the beach, read and spend time with her two boys.
Miami University & Xavier University
Favorite Landmark or Attraction
The Beach, especially Porpoise Point in St. Augustine