Cathy Schmidt, President and CEO







“Striving to add value in every endeavor is a noble pursuit”



As President and CEO, Cathy thrives on building organizations by establishing a strong foundation, assembling the right team, developing and executing a plan and implementing processes and systems that drive growth and meaningful changes. Cathy has been fortunate to lead a variety of organizations and associations throughout her career, with each experience building upon the last, persistently striving to add value to everything she is a part of.

Cathy is a student at heart and loves to learn and continuously improve. She is a proud graduate of Iowa State University with a Marketing degree as well as the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management with a MBA. She is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Being a part of organizations that are doing great things is a passion for Cathy and she has served on several Boards of Directors including Feed My Starving Children, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, CoreNet Global Midwest, Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth and she currently serves on the Iowa State University Alumni Association Board of Directors as Vice Chair of Records.

Cathy has been married to Mark for 30 years and has two children, Caroline and Jonny. Traveling to new places and visiting the newest brewery are Cathy’s favorite things to do in her free time.

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