VP & PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR
Catherine Tondelli has over 35 years of experience working in the publishing, events, and hospitality industry. Some of the companies she has worked at include Johnson & Johnson, American Express publishing, Meredith publishing, Hearst magazines, USA today, Premier Hotels & Resorts among others.
She is currently CEO of her own marketing, event and communications company Louise Communications and Director for HelmsBriscoe the global leader in meetings procurement. She has authored her memoir entitled “Three Coins in the Fountain” about how she won a trip to Rome and met her husband tossing coins in the Trevi fountain.
A graduate of Northeastern University, BA in business and communication she has held board chair positions with associations such as Africare, Impact, Network of Women in Hospitality, and many others.
She has won the prestigious President’s club award 5 times surpassing annual performance goals with several different companies.
She takes pride in helping women succeed and uses her network to do so. She is no newcomer to PWA Rome and loves the energy and passion of its members. She is strongly committed to keeping PWA’s values and goals.
She has 10 brothers and sisters and has lived in Rome for the past 20 years with her Italian husband and 2 Siamese cats.
Her favorite quote is from Madeline Albright who she has also had the pleasure of meeting: “There’s a ‘special place in heaven for women who help one another”.