At Grit Communications Inc., we are committed to doing all we can to build brands, create meaningful communications for organizations, and exceed expectations. The success of our clients is our number one priority - we are laser focused on getting the job done well, on time, and on budget.
Cathy Downey is an award winning, high performance marketing and organizational growth leader. There is only one thing Cathy likes more than a good challenge, and that’s getting results. For our clients she does just that, helping organizations build brands, grow their business, engage with stakeholders, create meaningful communication, and address organizational challenges.
A recognized forward thinker, Cathy understands how business works in the real world and the complex challenges they face. That means she delivers strategies that are imaginative, cutting-edge, practical, and measurable. With Cathy and Grit on your team, your organization will go from where you are to where you want to be.
Prior to joining Grit in 2008, Cathy held positions with a number of international organizations, with oversight of multi-million dollar budgets and revenues. During her time Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Cathy led her team to win a North American award for marketing and business development excellence. Cathy holds an advanced degree in communications, certificates in marketing management and adult learning, and is an accredited member (APR) of the Canadian Public Relations Society. She is an instructor of communications and marketing at both the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University and is frequently invited to speak to groups and at events about business, branding, social media, change management and enterpreneurship.
Giving back to the community is a big part of what makes Cathy tick. She's the President of the Artemis Charitable Foundation, Board Member of the Tonic Charitable Organization and Director at Large with the CPRS Calgary Chapter.