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Ms. Catherine Clark Mosbacher


After working as an attorney, public affairs consultant, and community volunteer, Catherine Clark Mosbacher joined the Center for Houston’s Future as President and CEO in October, 2008. Before coming to the Center, Catherine served as Board Chair of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services in Austin (child and adult protective services, child care licensing, and prevention and intervention). She served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center for eight years. She is the founder of BEAR, Be a Resource for CPS Kids, a nonprofit that provides help and hope to abused and neglected children.

Catherine was Legislative Counsel to Texas Eastern Corporation in Houston and Assistant Counsel to the United States Senate Legislative Counsel in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia, and the Bar of Texas. Catherine has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Houston Area Women's Center, St. Luke’s Health Charities, Houston Metropolitan YMCA, and The Alley Theatre. She is a graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future Leadership Forum, Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum, and a former trustee of St. John's School. Honors include the Depelchin Award for Community Leadership, the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award, and the Center for Public Policy Priorities Legacy Award.

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