After graduating from Penn State, Cathy earned her juris doctorate at the New York University School of Law. She retired in 2008 as senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Met Life, where she held a variety of positions since 1985. Before her time at Met Life, Cathy was an attorney and then general counsel of Continental Can Company in Stamford, Connecticut, and an associate at Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer, & Wood, a New York-based corporate law firm. In addition to her service as a member of Development Council, Cathy is a long-time board member of Penn State Alumni Association. Cathy has directed her philanthropy toward undergraduate and graduate student support as well as an early career professorship in the College of the Liberal Arts. She has also generously supported the University in other ways. Cathy is particularly proud to have three nephews who graduated from Penn State.