Catherine Butsch Villarreal

Director of Communications

Catherine Butsch Villarreal joined Houston Endowment in May 2017. Catherine brings extensive experience in strategic communications for nonprofit organizations doing transformative work. Previously, she served as director of communications at the Houston Parks Board, where she led the development and execution of proactive external communications strategies for the organization as it took on the ambitious, citywide Bayou Greenways 2020 project. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Earlier in her career, she worked in communications at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids in Washington, D.C., a public health advocacy organization, where she contributed to creative digital anti-tobacco campaigns and strengthened the organization’s social media presence. Working with the President and senior leadership team, Catherine develops and guides the strategy for communications about Houston Endowment’s mission and work to both internal and external audiences.