CATC announces board of directors changes

Deloitte executive Karen Bowman takes over as chairwoman,
CATC co-founder Lee Carter becomes chairman emeritus

Cincinnati, January 19, 2015 —  The new year brings new leadership to the Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center  board of directors.
Lee Carter,  who more than a decade ago championed the concept of building the center in Cincinnati, has turned over the chairmanship position to Karen Bowman, who is a principal at Deloitte. CATC uses the arts and other programs to re-engage at-risk high school students in learning, help them graduate and prepare them for success and self-sufficiency as adults.

Bowman  joined the CATC board in 2010, after she helped launch the CATC   workforce development program Bridging the Gap. She has served as CATC vice chairwoman since 2013.  “Her talent and dedication to the young people who attend CATC programs have been instrumental in helping us evolve our programs, ” said Carter, who plans to remain involved in the program as chairman emeritus.

“Working with the remarkable team at CATC to help thousands of young people succeed in our schools and community has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life,” said Bowman. “It is a huge honor to be entrusted with this role.”

Beth Stautberg, general counsel, senior vice president, legal and public affairs at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, becomes vice chairwoman on the CATC board.

CATC also announced that Amy Hanson, a Macy’s executive, has joined the CATC board of directors.  She has been with Macy’s since 1983 and currently serves as executive vice president for credit, customer and financial services, and as a corporate officer.  Hanson is active on other community boards: the Cincinnati Art Museum, the YWCA, Breakthrough Cincinnati, Cincinnati Country Day School, and as chairwoman of the Minority Business Accelerator for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

In other changes, Cincinnati Reds’  Bob Castellini,  who has served on the CATC board since the organization was founded in 2003,  is now a member at large.  Libby Korosec, vice president, external relations for Castellini Management Company,  becomes secretary on the CATC board. Doug Adams,  a senior vice president at PNC Bank, remains treasurer.

“We have a phenomenal board of directors in place, testament to a growing  understanding of the positive impact that CATC programs are having on Cincinnati families and communities,”  said Carter. “I can’t wait to see where their energy and talent takes us next.”

About the Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center
The Cincinnati Arts& Technology Center (CATC), a non-profit agency, is a credit-recovery program for Cincinnati Public Schools students. Most of our students are high school juniors, seniors and over-age underclassmen who lack sufficient credits to graduate. We use a combination of the transformational power of the arts and workforce development programs to help approximately 400 students per year stay in school, graduate and prepare for economically self-sufficient lives. On average, 93% of our seniors graduate. CATC is patterned after the highly successful Manchester Bidwell Training Center in Pittsburgh, and is a model for national replication of programs that use the arts to help children succeed. For more information, to donate or sponsor a child, please visit  www.cincinnatiartsandtechnologycenter.org or call us at (513) 562-5500
For more information, to donate or to sponsor a child, people are invited to visit www.cincinnatiartsandtechnologycenter.org or call CATC at (513) 562-5500.