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Responsible for procurement and regulatory affairs for California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice), including procurement and commodity management, supplier relations, contract negotiations and administration, and regulatory and legislative affairs on behalf of CalChoice’s five operational CCAs. Additionally, Cathy is a board member of the California Community Choice Association which advocates on behalf of CCAs at the state level.
While with City of Lancaster, Cathy oversaw the Purchasing and Contracts Division. Cathy brought over 20 years of procurement, commodity, and contract management experience in both the public and private sectors to the city and ultimately Lancaster Choice Energy, the city’s CCA program. In her role as Regulatory and Procurement Energy Manager, she was responsible for the oversight of power procurement and energy transactions, contract and portfolio management, municipal law, regulatory and legislative affairs. Cathy is a sought-after speaker at CCA conferences and seminars on municipal CCA operations, procurement, and partnerships and collaborations.
Cathy was conferred the degree of Executive Juris Doctor with honors from the Concord School of Law, a Master Certificate in Contract Management from Villanova University, and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of LaVerne. Cathy was awarded Certified Purchasing Manager lifetime certification for successfully achieving the prescribed requirements in education, professional development, and professional responsibility by the Institute for Supply Management.