Formed by Ann Witsil in 1990, Catalyst Strategies brings Ann’s experience of more than 25 years as corporate executive, organizational strategist and entrepreneur to each unique consulting relationship.
Ann has facilitated strategic planning and leadership development services for local, regional and global organizations for more than 25 years. Her work has enabled government agencies, international corporations, community groups and business teams to develop strategies, policies, new business lines and effective cultures. Ann has BA degree in Government from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, an MBA in finance and marketing from the Johnson Graduate School, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and is certified in numerous facilitation techniques. Previously, Ann was VP of Strategic Planning and Market Research for US Bancorp, and, later, Director of Strategic Licensing with Nike Equipment. She serves on international boards addressing environmental, social equity, and community economic development and educational challenges.
Ann enjoys backcountry skiing, kayaking, squash, exploring and appreciating wilderness with her family and dog, Cooper.
"Ann's energy and adept facilitation helped our management team create a clear vision of where we want to be and how we're going to get there... Having an objective, strategic, facilitator was essential. Our leadership was changing, service demand kept surging, and resources were stretched".
"Ann tactfully guided our team to understand each other better and find ways to collaborate on some key initiatives we wouldn’t have been able to tackle on our own."
"Ann helped us look at our services and our people resources from fresh angles. We came up with new ways to work across divisions that has everyone charged and focused."