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Cathy Rought

Senior Vice President

New York


Cathy Rought is a Senior Vice President at BerlinRosen and co-leads the firm’s Northeast public affairs vertical. Cathy brings more than 20 years’ experience as a political operative, strategist, lobbyist and media consultant to her work helping clients navigate the intersection of policy and politics through multifaceted external affairs campaigns. During her time at the firm, she has helped to advocate for cannabis legalization, congressional support for flood insurance reform, wind energy and more. Before joining BerlinRosen, Cathy served as a Chief of Staff for Podesta Group’s international practice, worked in telecom policy at FD and led the AFT-Wisconsin state federation’s communication efforts. Cathy holds two black belts and once biked 500 miles across Iowa.

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