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Economist and Speaker

Catherine Putney

Joined the ITR team in 2016

Catherine Putney is an Economist and plays an important role on ITR’s speaking team. She specializes in applied research regarding business cycle trend analysis, growth cycle trend analysis, and the utilization of cyclical analysis at the business level. In addition, she provides consultative support to small businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies across numerous industries.

Prior to joining the ITR team, Catherine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of New Hampshire. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and family, running, and playing hockey. She also recently took up cooking and makes a mean shrimp scampi.

When asked what she liked most about working at ITR, Catherine answered, “The people and collaboration! Everyone shares the same vision, which creates an environment where everybody is there for each other.”

Fun facts about Catherine:

  • Has run the Marine Corps Marathon
  • Went on a solo backpacking trip through Europe after graduate school
  • Spent last Thanksgiving in Ireland


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