Cathy Landau-Painter

Board Member

Ms. Landau-Painter is the former National Partner-in-Charge of State Government Affairs at KPMG, LLP, a global financial services firm, where she was responsible for developing and executing the firm’s public policy agenda including Executive, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, throughout the 50 states. She was responsible for positioning business leaders in their respective markets and participating in the firm’s strategic planning process. She also chaired the Coalition of Big 4 firm counterparts and served as a liaison top professional and trade associations nationally.

Prior to KPMG, she was a key member of AARP’s regional and national leadership team.  In this role, she was responsible for executing AARP’s state and federal program and advocacy agenda, and developed large scale/multi-state issue advocacy campaigns. Under her leadership, numerous multi-state strategic partnerships were created.  She also chaired the Associations strategic planning committee on Branding and Positioning.  

Ms. Landau-Painter began her career with the Connecticut General Assembly, working under the leadership of then Majority Leader William O’Neill and Speaker Jim Kennelly. She ultimately rose through the ranks to serve as Chief of Staff to Speaker Ernest Abate before getting her MPA from Harvard’s JFK School of Government and moving to Stamford to serve on the Board of Representatives.

She is widely recognized across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors as an interdisciplinary leader who helps organizations proactively enable innovation and is a national expert in state and local government relations and political risk and compliance.