Cathy Solomon joined N Street Village as Chief Operating Officer in March of 2017. She has over 20 years of operations and finance experience in both the private and public sectors, most recently in the Obama White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Administration. Cathy previously served the Obama Administration as Chief Financial Officer for the Executive Office of the President, and as Adviser for Recovery Act Implementation in the U.S. Department of Education. She managed the budget for the Presidential Transition Team, and served as a Budget Director and Financial Operations Director on the 2008 Obama presidential campaign.
Cathy was inspired to join the Obama campaign team by her experiences as a community volunteer in Chicago, where she had witnessed first-hand the need for on-going support structures to break the cycle of poverty. Before her shift to the public sector, Cathy managed and consulted to iconic consumer businesses such as Life Cereal for the Quaker Oats Company. She has a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Cathy and her husband live in Washington and have two grown daughters; she is adjusting to the empty nest by spending more time biking, hiking, and going to the theater.