For 22 years, Cathy has worked in the public relations and public affairs business.
She has honed her skills in issues management, strategic communications planning, media relations, media training, crisis communications and emergency response.
In addition to traditional public affairs expertise, Cathy is a sought after advisor on issues related to the local political, economic and social environment in Atlantic Canada. Working with companies such as Chevron Canada Resources, New Millennium Iron, Tata Steel Minerals Canada, Newfoundland Transshipment Limited, Canship Ugland, and Statoil, Cathy has guided her clients towards successful communications solutions to help them reach their business goals.
Cathy is a well known media trainer as well. She has trained many candidates including business leaders, union leaders, politicians, oil and gas executives and members of the general business community over the last ten years.
In addition to 18 years at Bristol, Cathy worked as Director of Communications for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1996-1998.
Cathy received her Bachelor of Arts in French and Political Science from Memorial University and a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University.
She is an accredited member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). In 2009, Cathy was given the distinction of being named Communications Professional of the Year by IABC.