Past Speakers

Cathy Terrell

Messaging GPS: Mapping Your Benefits Communications Strategy

Deputy Executive Director for the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Cathy Terrell helps oversee agency operations and programs that provide retirement, deferred compensation, and cafeteria plan flexible benefits for nearly 200,000 state employees and retirees and the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program. Cathy has served in several roles at ERS including Director of Governmental Affairs, Communications and Research and Customer Benefits divisions. She has worked in both the public and private sector in public affairs and marketing. As a newspaper reporter and editor, her work earned awards from the Associated Press. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Manager.