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Catherine P. Sarrett


Catherine Sarrett has over 25 years of experience in the convention, sports, and entertainment industries. After two decades as a project manager and in senior management for two leading consulting firms in the field, she has launched her own practice dedicated to high quality, client-driven service. With Strategic Venue Studies, clients can count on a cost-effective report product that is analytical, fully supported, and focused on client goals.

Ms. Sarrett has prepared market analyses, feasibility studies, and economic impact assessments for convention and meeting facilities of all types and sizes. Her sports and recreation experience includes professional and amateur venues, youth sports complexes, ice centers, community recreation centers, and aquatic centers.  Entertainment and event venues projects include performing arts centers, theaters, and outdoor amphitheaters. She has also evaluated the potential  of a variety of tourism assets and conducted surveys assessing the needs and impressions of potential visitors. Her work has appeared in official bond financing documents and appraisals, and she has regularly presented findings to government officials public stakeholders.

Ms. Sarrett received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Duke University and spent several years as a structural engineer before entering the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she received her Masters of Business Administration, with a dual major in Finance and Marketing. 

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Recent Projects (2009-2019)

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Convention & Meeting

Amarillo Civic Center

Bangkok, Thailand Convention Center

Bellevue, WA Meydenbauer Center

Bethlehem, PA Convention Center

Billings, MT Convention Center

Botetourt County, VA Conference Center

Broward County, FL Convention Center

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

Calgary, AB Convention Center

Casper, WY Conference Center

Cedar Rapids, IA Convention Center

Cobb Galleria Centre

Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center

Dallas Convention Center

Duncanville, TX  Conference Center

Eagle River, WI Event Center

Easton Town Center Conference Center

Edmonton, AB River Cree Conference Center

Fargo, ND Convention Center

Florida Polytechnic U. Conference Center

Fredericksburg, TX Conference Center

Gilbert, AZ Conference Center

Goldsboro, NC  Maxwell Center

Hagerstown, MD Banquet Hall

Harlingen, TX Conference Center

Hawaii Convention Center

Indiana Convention Center

Lloydminster, AB  Convention Center

Memphis Convention Center

Milwaukee, WI Wisconsin Center

Mission, TX Community Center

Modesto Centre

Moore, OK Conference Center

New Orleans Convention Center

Park City, UT Conference Center

Racine, WI Dekoven Center

Raleigh Convention Center

Sandusky, OH Conference Center

South Bend, IN Century Center

Tallahassee, FL Convention Center

Telluride, CO Conference Center

Thackerville, OK Winstar Conference Center

Tucson Convention Center

Virginia Beach Convention Center

Washington State Convention Center

Sports & Recreation

Alexandria, MN Ice and Event Center

Amarillo, TX Arena

Aurora, CO Stock Show Arena

Boone County, IN Ice Arena

Colorado Springs, CO Sports Complex

Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center Arena

Evanston, IL Robert Crown Center

Fishkill, NY Sports Dome

Florida Atlantic University Football Stadium

Goddard, KS Aquatic Center

Jacksonville, FL Soccer Stadium and Complex

Lee's Summit, MO Soccer Complex

Lloydminster, AB Arena

Loveland, CO Sports Complex

Loveland, CO Whitewater Park

Milwaukee Bucks Arena (Fiserv Forum)

Panama City Beach, FL Sports Complex

Pepsi Center Arena

Portland, ME Basketball Arena

Rockford, IL Ice Complex

San Antonio, TX MLS Stadium

San Antonio, TX NASL Stadium

Solar4America Ice Centre

St. Charles, IL Whitewater Park

St. Louis, MO Ice Center

St. Louis, MO Soccer Complex

Staples, MN Community Center

Tipperary Ireland Equestrian Center

University of Kentucky Sports Venues

University of Nebraska-Omaha Ice Arena

Verona, NY Sports Complex

Victoria, TX Event Center

Entertainment & Tourism

Corpus Christi, TX Selena Auditorium

Coeur d'Alene, ID Performing Arts Center

Eastern Kentucky Tourism Study

Fargo, ND Performance Center

Idaho Wine Tourism Study

IL Route 53 Corridor Tourism Study

Indianapolis Amphitheater

Little Rock, AR Robinson Performing Arts Center

Loveland, CO Dude Ranch

Mammoth Lakes, CA Entertainment Venues

Milwaukee, WI Marketing Operations

Nashville Museum of African American Music

Puerto Rico Roosevelt Roads Redevelopment

Snider Building Redevelopment

South Bend, IN Morris Performing Arts Center

St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater

St. Charles, IL Fox River Corridor

Williston, ND Performing Arts Center

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