Chief Marketing Officer
Catherine LaCour serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. She is responsible for Blackbaud’s global brand and marketing, corporate communications, and other strategic functions, and is passionate about delivering an outstanding experience to Blackbaud’s customers in their missions to build a better world. Catherine also helms the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact, which brings together the best minds in philanthropy to develop and share leading-edge research and insight that accelerates impact throughout the social good community.
Catherine has a Master of Business Administration from American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and a Bachelor of Science in Business from the College of Charleston. A Charleston native and a graduate of the College, she currently serves on the College of Charleston Graduate School’s Advisory Board. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Refugee Commission, a non-profit advocating for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refuge women and children. She was invited by Secretary Bobby Hitt to serve on South Carolina Department of Commerce’s Council for Innovation Initiatives. The primary responsibility of the council is to contribute insights that impact strategic decisions, resulting in an accelerated flow of technology and information among people, industries and institutions in South Carolina’s technology sector. In addition, the Ad Council, America’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to using communications to drive social change, recently elected Catherine to its Board of Directors.