As Chief Operating Officer, Catharine is responsible for delivering an industry-leading experience for every 617MediaGroup client and employee. She ensures that our client partners achieve success in realizing their stated goals and leads Agency efforts to ensure exceptional employee experiences from the moment of hire.
Catharine brings more than a decade of Agency experience to the role. She previously led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts at Burson-Marsteller, where she coordinated a first-of-its-kind summit at Microsoft’s New York headquarters with Women’s March Founder Bob Bland to discuss women’s rights as well as a discussion with The Washington Post reporter and author Wesley Lowery on policing and race. She also worked at Porter Novelli, where she managed multi-million dollar projects, including designing and executing a high-profile campaign for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to educate parents, teachers, and health practitioners about the signs of autism in children.
Throughout her career experiences, Catharine has become adept at not only handling reputational concerns, but also managing communications that involve strategic development, audience research, media relations, grassroots outreach, and creative projects.
Catharine recently graduated from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business with her MBA. She also graduated from Auburn University with bachelor’s degrees in Public Relations and Marketing. Additionally, Catharine is a member of the Junior League of Boston.