Cathy Herring, CAE


Cathy Herring, CAE, is the President and Owner of KCA Inc., a leading Events and Association Management firm based in Greater Phoenix. With more than 12 years of experience in the field, Cathy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role and the larger world of events and associations. Cathy's journey in the industry began at KCA after graduating from Arizona State University with a BS in Communications. In her initial role with KCA, she worked tirelessly as an administrator. Through dedication and a relentless pursuit of excellence, she swiftly ascended the ranks, progressing from coordinator to manager, then to director of operations, and eventually to vice president. Today, as the proud President and Owner of KCA, Cathy stands as a testament to the power of hard work, determination, and unwavering commitment to her craft.

Cathy's passion lies in supporting organizations of all industries and sizes. She thrives on working alongside passionate individuals, getting things done, and witnessing the transformative impact of growing businesses. Cathy finds immense fulfillment in empowering organizations to reach their full potential.

At the heart of KCA is a team of brilliant, passionate professionals—go-getters who excel at problem-solving and deeply care about the success of their clients. Embodying strength and professionalism, Cathy's team is dedicated to delivering exceptional results and making a difference in the community.

As a woman-owned and woman-staffed enterprise, KCA Inc. underscores the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. Cathy is committed to championing women in business and ensuring equal opportunities for all. She firmly believes in the power of representation and the invaluable contributions of women in driving organizational success.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Cathy is deeply passionate about causes close to her heart. An advocate for animal welfare, she actively supports initiatives aimed at improving the lives of animals (including adopting an English Bulldog named Banger!). Additionally, Cathy is a staunch supporter of women in business and actively works to dismantle barriers to their success. In her leisure time, Cathy enjoys spending quality time with her husband, who proudly assisted in crafting this biography. Together, they share a passion for travel and a profound appreciation for human connection. For Cathy, the essence of life lies in forging meaningful relationships and making a positive impact on the world around her.

Fun Fact: Cathy’s favorite time of year is football season. Go Cowboys! She is also aware she may be alone in this one...