Cathy Johnson, CPA, CGMA - Chief Administrative Officer

Cathy Johnson


"My goal is to make any company I work with more profitable."

Cathy Johnson, CPA, CGMA is the Chief Administrative Officer at World Trend Financial. As the CAO since 2010, Johnson is responsible for the internal operations of the business including: human resources and management, marketing, strategic planning, budgeting, information technology, and risk management.

Before coming to World Trend Financial, she operated Cathy Johnson, CPA (1996-2010), facilitating small business owners with their financial management and operational needs. Previously, Johnson worked as the CFO and Treasurer of Kwik Way Manufacturing (1993-1995) and Director of Accounting for the Ernst & Young Cedar Rapids office (1979-1992).

Cathy graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Cathy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants.

She grew up in Manchester and Waterloo, Iowa. Cathy is married to Lynn, a facilitator at Roosevelt Middle School, and has a son Rob, who lives in Chicago. Cathy enjoys gardening, traveling and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.


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