Catherine Polisi Jones is the President of Polisi Jones Communications, LLC, a strategic communications firm headquartered in Greenwich, CT that provides highly strategic communications counsel and support to public and private companies across all sectors globally and non-profit organizations. For more than 18 years, Catherine has advised some of the largest and most well-known companies in the world on their communications initiatives.
Catherine graduated with a B.A. in Art History from Williams College in 1999 and an M.A. in International Law and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 2004.
Prior to founding Polisi Jones Communications, Catherine served in senior roles at leading strategic communications firms based in New York City and Greenwich. She works with companies across all sectors, advising clients on media and investor communications; messaging; brand building; online branding and social media strategy; media and presentation coaching; M&A; shareholder activism; internal communications and corporate crises.
On March 17, 2008, Catherine joined Lehman Brothers as Global Head of Media Relations for the firm’s Investment Banking Division, one day after J.P. Morgan agreed to acquire Bear Stearns. She took a leadership role in managing and executing Lehman Brothers’ corporate crisis communications initiatives during the global financial crisis, Lehman’s bankruptcy and the acquisition of Lehman Brothers by Barclays Capital. Catherine continued her communications role at Barclays Capital after it acquired Lehman and helped rebrand Barclays’ new investment banking platform.
In addition to her work in strategic communications, Catherine also previously worked as a television reporter at WENY-ABC in Elmira, NY and News 12 CT, and as a print reporter at The Ithaca Journal in Ithaca, NY.
Catherine is a volunteer and serves on the Board of Directors of Abilis, a Greenwich-based non-profit that provides therapeutic, employment and training services to individuals with special needs. She is also a Board Director for the India Cultural Center (ICC), a non-profit that promotes Indian culture and art throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties; a Principle at B*Cured, which aims to end brain cancer; and Junior Council Member for REACH Prep, which provides underserved, high-achieving students access to transformative educational experiences that help cultivate our next generation of young leaders. In 2017, Catherine was named an Honorary Accountapreneur by The Accountability Lab of Nepal, a non-profit organization that provides support to young Nepalese entrepreneurs as they develop and implement low-cost, high-impact solutions for achieving accountability in their local communities.