Catherine is the Executive Director of the Workforce Diversity Network of the Black Hills. A non-profit corporation working with employers to understand the benefits of hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities. WDN is working with local business, Business Owners, Employers, Human Resource Managers and the public, to provide education and information that is transforming a more diverse and inclusive workforce in Western South Dakota, where everyone can reach their full potential.
Catherine began her career in broadcasting here in South Dakota and has held numerous positions of Business Development for fortune 500 companies throughout the Western United States. After losing her eyesight in 2011 and facing some discrimination she knew that employers needed more education on disabilities. Catherine’s mother had taught severely disabled children in the 60s and 70s, her daughter has an autoimmune disease that has led to a loss of eyesight and her father had become disabled and had to change careers when Catherine was a child. All of these life experiences lead her to her true calling and her current position as Executive Director of WDN.
Catherine is currently the Chair of the Rapid City Mayors Committee for people with Disabilities, has been appointed by Governor Daugaard as the Chair to the Board of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired, She also serves on the Governors Board for the State Independent Living Council, she is serving on the Zonta Board of Directors, The State Board of Directors for South Dakota National Federation of the Blind, is involved in the Workforce Committee and an Ambassador for the Rapid City Chamber.
Catherine is married to Clete Greseth they have 4 grown children, Keenan and his wife in Texas, Wade and his family here in South Dakota, Jacqueline and her family in Wyoming and Mary who just got married in California. They have a total of 9 grandchildren.
Catherine and her husband love to spend time together, they enjoy traveling, exploring new places and spending time with their children.