Cathy Drewry is the Director of Sales & Marketing for the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in downtown Norfolk. In this role she oversees the group and convention sales, catering events, and event planning in addition to all marketing and promotions.
Cathy has over 28 years of hotel and tourism sales and marketing experience. She has worked for the Norfolk Waterside Marriott for 13 years in this role. Additionally she was the Director of Sales at the Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau, and opened the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel as the Director of Sales & Marketing.
Cathy is a past President of both the Virginia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International and the Virginia Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association and was the Chapter Supplier of the Year twice for VAMPI. She is also an active member of the Virginia Society of Association Executives. Cathy’s commitment to her community includes serving on the board of the Hope House Foundation, the King’s Daughters Partner Board, and as the Chairman for Epworth UMC’s NEST program for over ten years.
Cathy earned a Bachelor of Arts from Old Dominion University. She is still actively involved in Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity having served in numerous leadership roles on a local and national level. Cathy lives in Portsmouth with her teenage son and daughter.