Catherine is the Chief Communications Officer at McGraw-Hill Education. She is responsible for conception, design and implementation of corporate communication strategies targeted to critical business, media and education policy‐related audiences. Mathis will also lead influencer and stakeholder management efforts aimed at key individuals, investor audiences and organizations relating to the business and future strategies of the company.
Mathis was most recently the senior vice president of marketing and communications for Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a global financial services company headquartered in New York City. She was also a member of the Standard & Poor’s executive committee, and brings a wealth of experience in leading and executing communications strategies for companies in the fields of finance, media and technology.
Prior to her tenure at Standard & Poor’s, Mathis was senior vice president of corporate communications for The New York Times Company. She has also served as vice president of corporate relations for Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc., a global energy transportation company, and held various management positions at International Paper Company. In 2006, Mathis was named Communicator of the Year by the New York chapter of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). In 2002, the YWCA of New York City selected her as one of its Women Achievers. She also serves on the Board of Overseers for the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, the Board of the Corporate Communication International Center at Baruch College, the Advisory Board of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms and the Board of Trustees of Hartley House, a New York‐ based social services organization.
Mathis graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing and management information systems.