Catherine "Katy" Crosby

Board Member

Catherine  Crosby is the Town Manager for Apex, North Carolina. Previously she served as the Chief of Staff for the City of Toledo with delegated responsibilities of the chief administrator. In her current role, Katy provides leadership to 2700+ employees, oversees the day-to-day operations, and administers a budget in excess of $800 million with all funds included. Her direct responsibilities include the departments of Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Diversity and Inclusion, and she provides guidance on the city’s community development strategy. She also oversees the implementation of the 2018-2021 strategic plan, development of the data management strategy, and implementation of the new performance evaluation process with the goal of enhancing operational efficiency, and she provides policy and operational guidance to the Mayor, Council, departments, and other stakeholders on legislation, policy, and strategic priorities.

Katy delivers dynamic and charismatic leadership to the workplace environment with a track record of developing staff for upward mobility. She is a systems thinker with a proven ability to build relationships and collaborate to influence change and a public servant that listens to community needs and establishes solutions. She is also a pragmatic administrator with experience contributing to advancing diversity and inclusion through the alignment of resources and engaging diverse populations.

Katy played a leadership role in advocating for bank public benefit agreements that support low-to-moderate income communities and successfully assisted with negotiating multiple multi-billion dollar agreements with community, regional and national banks. She also provides recommendations on equitable community and economic development to financial institutions across the country to ensure adherence to CRA.

Currently, Katy serves on several state and national boards and has served on numerous local boards in addition to receiving a number of recognitions for leadership and work in the community.