A top recipient of the 2019 SMPS-LA Marketing and Communications Award, Cathy J. Hood is an award-winning communications guru on a mission to ensuring diverse stories and voices are heard across mainstream media.
With a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Los Angeles, Cathy is the go-to specialist for all things in the realms of public and community relations.
Her start began at WGN-TV News in Chicago where she worked alongside entertainment producer, Dean Richards. Her work in production quickly caught the attention of a PR firm which soon positioned her as a publicist for Broadway in Chicago shows.
After creating a name for herself in Chicago, Cathy moved to California and elevated her profile in Los Angeles. Under her reign, Cathy has been responsible for enhancing the public profiles of numerous top influential individuals and companies worldwide.
For four consecutive years, Cathy served on the board of the National Women’s Political Caucus- LA Westside. In 2022, she was appointed as Outreach Chair for the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council. She is highly active in organizations such as the Hollywood Chambers of Commerce, Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute, and more!