Shortly after graduating cum laude from Green Mountain College in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in business management, Cathi joined Chase Manhattan Bank in New York where she worked in the finance area and then for Chase Home Mortgage Corporation in Massachusetts. Cathi worked for Wainwright Bank & Trust Company in Boston for 23 years and served as vice president. Her primary responsibility was managing operational effectiveness in the Commercial and Consumer Lending Operations Department. Cathi also managed client services and operations of all support teams, including regulatory compliance and quality control, and served as the bank’s business resumption coordinator. At various times she served on the company’s Technology Steering Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, CERES (Corporate Environmental Policy) Committee and the Human Resource Committee. Along with serving as president on the College’s Alumni Board for nine years and currently serving on the GMC Board of Trustees Cathi was active in numerous volunteer activities including bank coordination of the AIDS Walk and The Ride for Rosie's (a shelter for homeless and abused women). She has also designed and produced quilts for the ABCD Foundation (serving children with chronic and life-threatening illness). Cathi is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and was inducted into Who's Who Among Students in Co1leges and Universities while attending GMC. In 2012 Cathi was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award.