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Catherine Mathis, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Standard & Poor’s

April 16, 2010

Catherine Mathis

Catherine J. Mathis was named senior vice president, marketing and communications for Standard & Poor’s in September 2009.  Her responsibilities include creating and executing communications strategy, developing and communicating key messages on behalf of the entire S&P’s franchise, developing and implementing an employee communications program, internal and external crisis management, brand stewardship and implementing a consistent global marketing program across the franchise.  She is a member of the Company’s senior management team and serves as S&P’s primary spokesperson. 

Previously, Ms. Mathis had been senior vice president, corporate communications for The New York Times Company since December 2007 with responsibility for media relations, investor relations, employee communications, speechwriting, corporate awards and issues management.  

Before that, she had been vice president, corporate communications for The New York Times Company since April 2000.  Ms. Mathis joined The New York Times Company in February 1997 as director of investor relations.  In December 1997, the Association for Investment Management and Research awarded The New York Times Company the “Most Improved Investor Relations Program” designation in the publishing industry.  In 2002 The New York Times received an honorable mention for “Best Senior Management Communications” from Investor Relations Magazine, based on an independent in-depth survey of portfolio managers and buy-side and sell-side analysts. 

Also in 2002 the YWCA of New York City selected Ms. Mathis as one of its Women Achievers.  In 2006 Ms. Mathis was named Communicator of the Year by the New York chapter of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).  The award is the chapter's highest award, recognizing integrity and excellence in everyday communications or in response to specific crises or challenges. 

From 1992 to 1997, Ms. Mathis was vice president of corporate relations at the Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. where she was responsible for investor relations, media relations, public relations, employee communications and event planning.  Previously she held various management positions at International Paper Company. 

Ms. Mathis graduated with a B.S. degree in business administration and an M.B.A. degree in marketing and management information systems from the University of Minnesota. 

Ms. Mathis has served on the Board of the National Investor Relations Institute, The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York and the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms.  She is a past president of the Investor Relations Association and of the National Investor Relations Institute’s New York chapter.  She is a member of The Wisemen, the Arthur W. Page Society and the Public Relations Society of America. 


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