Catherine Bass Black is a Partner in Odgers Berndtson’s Industrial, Consumer, Board, and Leadership Practices. She has combined expertise in business consulting and talent management, recruitment and retention strategy, employee relations, and organizational change management. Catherine also serves as a core member of the CHRO practice.
Prior to joining Odgers, Catherine was Head of Talent Acquisition and Director of Community Affairs at Bass Pro Shops Group, leading national recruitment and corporate affairs for their diversified businesses including retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, and hospitality. Previously, she was a Senior Associate at Korn Ferry as a member of the Industrial and Technology practices.
An avid community participant, she was the recipient of Springfield Business Journal 40 under 40 Award in 2018 and Atlanta’s Power 30 Under 30 Award in 2009. She has served on numerous non-profit boards and in 2021 was honored as Distinguished Young Alumnus by Sewanee.
Catherine earned an MBA with a concentration in Management Strategy and Organizational Design from Emory University Goizueta Business School, and a BA from Sewanee, The University of the South, where she graduated cum laude.