1950 – Catherine Ann Bertini was born on March 30th in Syracuse, New York. American public servant.
1971 – Earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University at Albany, The State University of New York.
– Was a confidential assistant in the office of Gov. Nelson Rockefeller
1980 – Bertini has served as a commissioner on the Illinois State Scholarship Commission.
1985 – Was the commissioner of the Illinois Human Rights Commission.
1987 – She served as Director of the Office of Family Assistance at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.
1989 – Nomination of Catherine Ann Bertini To Be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture.
– Served as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Family Support Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.
1992 – Served as Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
1996 – The Times Magazine (London) named her as one of "The World’s Most Powerful Women".
2000-2001 – Appointed as a Special Envoy for Drought in the Horn of Africa.
2002 – Republic of Italy honored her with its Order of Merit.
– Received the Prize of Excellence from the Association of African Journalists.
– She was the Chair of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition.
– Professor of practice in public administration at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.