Cathy Gillman serves as Vice President and General Counsel of NCG Hospitality. She is responsible for legal counseling, in the areas of risk management, finance, asset acquisition and disposition, operations, entity management, and family business succession planning. Cathy also serves on NCG’s Advisory Board assisting in establishing and overseeing the successful execution of NCG’s Strategic Growth initiatives.
After graduating from law school, Cathy served as a law clerk to Judge John T. Noonan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. She then joined Foley & Lardner LLP’s business law department in Madison, Wisconsin, where she advised primarily privately-held clients in general business and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, business entity and succession planning, and corporate finance. While employed at Foley & Lardner, Cathy also taught Business Law I at Madison Area Technical College. Prior to law school, Cathy worked as a CPA at KPMG LLP in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has been with NCG Hospitality since February 2006.
Cathy is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin and Minnesota, holds an inactive CPA license in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and is a Member of the Wisconsin State Bar Association. She volunteers with the Madison Public Schools Foundation, where she previously served on the Board of Directors, and has volunteered in various capacities for other educational and community organizations in the Madison area.
Cathy is married with two adult sons, and likes spending spare time reading and enjoying Wisconsin’s many recreational and cultural opportunities with family and friends, as well as traveling and spending time outdoors. She is a long-time supporter of the United Way of Dane County and other charitable organizations.