Catherine Dunn

Principal, State Solutions, ACT
Recruiting and Retaining Top-Notch STEM Teachers in K-12
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Senior Level Executive with a 14 year distinguished career & demonstrated success driving multi-million-dollar growth through enrollment & fund development, maximizing profitability, & building or restoring market share in highly complex & competitive business climates.

Possesses the capacity to formulate unique business solutions for large key-to-the mission initiatives & the tenacity to attract, recruit, manage, & retain the teams that execute them in both stable & unstable environments. Adept at leveraging solid communication & mentoring skills to lead teams that promote internal & external business relationships & strengthen customer confidence.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Strategic Leadership – Enrollment Management – RFP Excellence Operational Excellence – Fundraising – Grant/RttT Development Brand Development – Online Marketing – Special Programs

Dunn has spent her career in education, progressing from public school teacher & administrator to state policymaker to state strategist for a national not for profit organization to currently the Chief Advancement Officer for a premier private school.

Dunn has over a dozen years of experience in education, strategy, fundraising, & organizational leadership, serving as Executive Director of State Strategy for the College Board & Chief Advancement Officer of Pinecrest Academy, a private Catholic school in the Atlanta area.

Dunn’s experience began in teaching then to building level administration, moving to state level heading up gifted and talented and state partnerships, progressing to the College Board where Ms. Dunn received three promotions in three years with increasing responsibilities from regional to national in scope.

Dunn holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary/Middle School Education & Master of Education in School Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. She currently resides near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband & four children.