Catherine Bartley serves as the Director of Board Operations for the International Franchise Association. In this newly created role, she serves as the primary point of contact for the Association’s Board of Directors and works closely with the IFA senior leadership team to ensure the Board is strategically aligned with the mission as well as the daily operations of the IFA.
Prior to joining the IFA, Catherine spent eight years on Capitol Hill and in the executive branch serving in combined policy and operations roles. Most recently, Catherine served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor to both Secretary Eugene Scalia and Acting Secretary Patrick Pizzella. As Deputy Chief of Staff, Catherine led the announcements of major Departmental initiatives and programs on behalf of the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary; advised the Department’s leadership on matters ranging from budget management to workforce development; and managed the day-to-day operations of the Secretary’s office.
From 2013 to 2018, Catherine worked in the office of Chairman Phil Roe (TN-01), serving as Director of Operations and Legislative Assistant. She supported a wide-ranging legislative portfolio covering issues such as retirement, pensions, natural resources, and energy. Catherine also supported the Chairman’s work on the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pensions.
Catherine received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in 2013.