Before joining CSG, Cathy served as founder and principal of Crown Strategic Consulting Inc., an Alberta-based public affairs firm for domestic, national, and international clients.
With more than 30 years of experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, Cathy is a veteran strategist and proven winner. She has helped shape and influence more than $500 million in private and public investments in Western Canada throughout her career.
She is widely respected for advising elected officials and administrations, as well as helping corporate and non-profit boards, chief executives, and business leaders sustain and grow their operations.
Cathy skillfully navigates political, policy and regulatory environments while fostering and maintaining stable, critical relationships through periods of unpredictable political, social, and economic change.
She has two decades of experience working inside the Alberta Legislature as a political advisor to cabinet ministers and premiers, followed by several years serving as Vice President of Corporate Relations, Marketing, and Agriculture with Edmonton Northlands.
In 2017, she founded Crown Strategic Consulting to put her experience to work across multiple sectors, including municipal governance and administration, transportation, infrastructure, health and life sciences, innovation, and economic development.
Cathy has been involved with many community organizations, including the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Make Something Edmonton, the United Way Cabinet, as well as the Government Relations Committee for the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. She currently sits as a board member for Claystone Waste, and the Compassion House Foundation. She formerly sat on the boards of the River Valley Alliance and the Edmonton Police Foundation.
In 2020, Scotiabank nominated Cathy for the Woman Entrepreneur Award sponsored by the Alberta Chamber of Commerce Business Awards of Distinction.