Chairman Emeritus | Prevent Cancer Foundation
Catherine Bennett was a registered lobbyist for more 30 years, based in Washington, DC. In addition to working on Capitol Hill for Congressman Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen, IV (of New Jersey), she worked on the professional staff of the National Security Council under the Administration of President Gerald R. Ford. Under the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Dr. Henry A. Kissinger and subsequently General Brent Scowcroft, Bennett was responsible for legislative and regulatory issues impacting national security. She then moved to the private sector working in the Washington Government Relations Office of Pfizer, Inc., where she spent 28 years ultimately becoming a Vice President with responsibility for global trade, investment and international tax policy. Most recently, Bennett worked for Tyco International for 7 years as the Vice President for Global Public Affairs with operations in Washington, Brussels and Beijing, where she was responsible for all aspects of public policy issues and government relations globally. She retired from Tyco in April 2015.
Bennett currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Prevent Cancer Foundation and on the Board of Roundup River Ranch, where she is Chairman of the Development Committee. She has previously served on the Boards of the Ripon Society, the National Foreign Trade Council, the Public Affairs Council and the Tax Coalition. She has also served as a member of the International Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property for the US Department of Commerce. Bennett grew up in Morris County, New Jersey. She graduated from Smith College, has a Masters in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Law Degree (Cum Laude) from the Georgetown University Law Center. She and her husband, Fred Frailey, have a home in Arrowhead, Colorado and have five children.