CalChamber Policy Staff: Cathy Mesch
Grassroots Coordinator/Local Chamber Program Director
Cathy Mesch was promoted to coordinate the CalChamber’s grassroots advocacy program in December 2006.In that role, her primary duty is to enhance the CalChamber grassroots network throughout the state, working closely with the public policy staff to secure business input as early as possible on priority issues.
The CalChamber grassroots program received a Star Achievement Award for both 2012 and 2013 from the National Prosperity Project, an educational foundation to promote voter awareness and registration.
Mesch joined the CalChamber in August 2005 as executive assistant in the public policy unit. She brought with her 25 years of management experience supervising office, sales and marketing staffs and operational procedural programs in a variety of settings, including construction, realty companies, courier services and packaging companies.
She also served as director of marketing for the California Foreign Trade Zone at the Port of Sacramento with responsibility for developing new Foreign Trade Zone sites throughout Northern California and implementing an intern program in partnership with the University of California, Davis.
Mesch earned an M.B.A. from the American Institute of International Marketing in Arizona.