Chief Financial Officer

Catherine (Katie) Lecesse


Catherine Lecesse serves as TERC’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the organization’s financial management and human resources functions. She brings fifteen years’ experience in developing back office functions in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations that focus on entrepreneurship, education, public health, and gun reform. Catherine is passionate about using her finance and operations skills to help organizations that are socially conscious and mission driven. Catherine is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Botswana 2008-2010, Eastern Caribbean 2010-2011). 


  • M.A. Economics, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY, 2013 
  • B.B.A. Finance, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, 2007 
  • B.A. Economics, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, 2007