If you have ever read one of the Bureau of Economic Geology's Reports of Investigation, enjoyed one of its Annual Reports, searched its comprehensive website, or reviewed one of its beautiful geologic maps, then you have personally experienced the major impact that Cathy Brown had on the Bureau’s image and reputation. After 11 years of heading up the Bureau's Media team, Cathy has retired and is looking forward to the next exciting chapter in her life.
Under Cathy's leadership, the Media team produced a vast number of publications and materials—more frequently than not under critical deadlines—that were not only informative but of the very highest quality. She had a keen eye for what was compelling and visually appealing and a unique talent for gleaning necessary information from often-distracted researchers. Her management style and warm sense of humor kept stress levels at a minimum while drawing the very best performance from her accomplished staff. The products of her work have left a legacy of excellence in communication that is admired and respected by Bureau peers and external audiences alike.
Cathy began her career in the high-tech arena, where she worked for many years. While self-employed, she delivered her clients work that ranged from traditional marketing communications and technical publishing to environmental exhibits, cross-cultural learning programs, and materials for adult learners. She enjoyed the challenge of developing methodologies and deliverables that visually and verbally improved communication in business and education. She managed and worked in various media-related areas, including advertising, corporate marketing communications, technical publishing, and graphic design.
Please join all of us at the Bureau in thanking Cathy for her tremendous contributions to the Bureau’s success over the years, and in congratulating her on a very well-deserved retirement!