Cathy Szymanski
Wattsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Cathy Szymanski

Cathy Szymanski, Wattsburg, Pennsylvania, United States, was elected to a three-year term as a trustee of Kiwanis International in June 2019 at the 104th Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Florida. She has been a member of Kiwanis for 25 years.  

Cathy is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Erie, and a member of eKiwanis club in Pennsylvania. She has been distinguished club president and distinguished secretary and distinguished lieutenant governor, distinguished governor and membership chair.

She is a George F. Hixson Fellow and a Walter Zeller Fellow.  She also is a Pennsylvania Pliney Wilson Fellow, is a life member and a Key of Honor member. She also has served as a district trustee. She was a membership chair and Key Club Zone Administrator, attending 15 Key Club conventions.  

During her year as governor, the district opened seven clubs. She has been involved with the opening of 28 clubs and has brought more than 100 new members to Kiwanis.  

She is a veteran of the United States Army, earning three Army Achievement Medals and an Army Good Conduct Medal.  

Cathy is a member of the board at Community Shelter Services; is vice president of State Police Camp Cadet Troop E; and is involved with Safe Kids and Positive Youth Development advisory groups. 

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science at the Erie Business Center and holds a degree in marketing from Mercyhurst University.  

She is director of WOW at Szymanski Consulting and is president of e-IT Support.  

Cathy is married to Dave, who is a former president of the Kiwanis Club of Erie. 

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