Catherine Messier provides management for daily operations supporting all Academy programs and events, including event logistics, office administration, and facility maintenance.
Catherine has worked extensively with nonprofit organizations, national park and government projects, as well as international hospitality corporations. Prior to the Academy, Catherine served as the general manager for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and The Presidio Trust in the San Francisco Bay Area, overseeing public use of park land and six historic event facilities.
She moved to Santa Fe nine years ago to indulge her love for horses and riding. After renovating a small ranch, she joined the opening directors team at the Hilton Buffalo Thunder Golf Resort and Spa as the event director. Most recently, Catherine worked with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts as the Heritage Place revenue and owner services manager.