Catherine Bolton has more than 30 years experience in the public relations and communications industry. Prior to returning to northeast Pennsylvania where she served as project director for Wall Street West, Catherine was the president and chief operating officer for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). At PRSA, Catherine was an advocate for the public relations profession and a frequent speaker on crisis communications and planning.
Catherine was instrumental in the restructuring of the 30,000 PRSA-member organization during her tenure and also was responsible for the re-branding and financial turnaround of the Society, and its many related products, including: The Strategist and Tactics, the PRSA website, and the organization’s professional programming initiatives. She also was a founding board member of The Global Alliance of Communication and Public Relations.
Previous to her PRSA association, Catherine served as a vice president and director of Worldwide Communication Programs for International Copper, a marketing organization for the copper industry. There she established a worldwide public relations network and marketing communication programs to encourage the use of copper products and responded to questions of sustainability and health regulations relating to copper in the environment.
Additionally, she held various directorial roles at Akzo Nobel Salt, WNET Public Television, and The Princess Grace Foundation. Catherine began her PR career at Six Flags Corporation, where, as the national manager of public relations, she managed the company’s first public relations office in Manhattan and was responsible for publicity for all Six Flags properties.