Cathy Polasky

S1-A Public-Private Partnerships and Building Tomorrow’s Diverse Future Workforce

About Cathy Polasky

Cathy Polasky leads the City of Minneapolis Economic Development Division which includes Business Finance, Business Development and the Minneapolis Employment and Training Program.
Before joining the City in January, 2008, Ms. Polasky launched a nationwide, 1000 person mortgage division, as Senior Vice President for the Bank of America, practiced law with the Popham Haik law firm, Prudential, and Norwest Mortgage, and worked on land use legislation at the Metropolitan Council.
Ms. Polasky has a law degree from the University of Minnesota, an MA in Urban Planning from the University of North Carolina and a BA in Geography and Urban Studies from Macalester College. She is currently engaged in a year-long Fellowship with MIT focused on the green economy.
Ms. Polasky is the past board chair of The Family Partnership, and has served on the boards of the Center for Energy and the Environment, the WCA Foundation, the Minnesota Mortgage Bankers, and Lake Country School.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business