Connecticut Association for the Gifted Appoints Beverly Katz as Executive Director

Beverly L. Katz


(Westport, CT): The Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) proudly announces the appointment of Beverly L. Katz to the position of Executive Director.  Ms. Katz's responsibilities include strategic guidance, overseeing organizational development, fundraising; sponsorship, public relations, communications, and advocating for high-potential students and their parents.

Beverly joins CAG with an extensive background in leadership, management, marketing, and communications.  Her expertise includes web and offline communications, strategic planning, organizational development, public relations, advocacy, branding, and member acquisition and retention.  Her appointment promises to bring CAG to new levels of visibility and involvement in the Connecticut State Department of Education's decision-making and legislative action affecting all high-potential students across the state.  Most recently, Ms. Katz served as Director of Marketing, Communications, and Media Relations for Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic.  Her corporate experience includes leadership roles at Cardean Learning Group, Intellispace, International Trademark Association, The Victorian Cupboard Catalog, Unilever; Cadbury Schweppes, General Mills, and Xerox Corporation.

Bianka Kortlan-Cox, President of CAG related, "I am very excited to have Beverly join our team.  She will help CAG increase visibility for the challenges faced by high-potential children and will work to secure appropriate educational services for all students across Connecticut."

Beverly received her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her BS from the School of International Service at American University.  Beverly is privileged to have interned in the White House and for Senator Jacob Javits.

Please contact our new Executive Director with questions pertaining to the Connecticut Association for the Gifted, its mission and services.  You can reach Beverly at execdirector@ctgifted.org; Office (203)968-8033; Cell (203) 219-7022.

About the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG)
CAG is the pre-eminent parent, teacher, and school resource and legislative advocate for Connecticut's gifted and talented students.  CAG envisions a time when all students are given an appropriate educational experience that matches their abilities and talents, and assures there is opportunity for intellectual challenge and growth.  Our highly acclaimed Minds in Motion programs engage hundreds of Connecticut students in high interest, interactive courses which stimulate learning.  CAG provides parents with information and resources to benefit their talented children, educators with high quality professional development, and Boards of Education with the tools to support talented students.  CAG meets with legislators to advocate for legislation to provide high ability students with challenging curriculum.  Founded in 1969, non-profit CAG includes parents, teachers, psychologists, administrators, and others interested in supporting gifted and talented education.  For more information, visit www.ctgifted.org, or call (203) 968-8033.

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