Cathy Carlisi


Cathy Carlisi is President, Americas in the Atlanta office of BrightHouse. She began as Chief Creative Officer in 2005, leading the creative team and all outputs, and was named President in 2014.

Prior to her full-time position, and just 3 years after BrightHouse was founded, Cathy worked with BrightHouse as a contract lead on seminal purpose work including airlines, consumer packaged goods, industrial product brands, banks and others.

During this time, and continuing during her full-time tenure, she crafted many BrightHouse products, processes and deliverables including the film arm, BrightHouse Picture’s first film. She has industry experience in financial and banking, consumer packaged goods, retail, airline, automotive, industrial goods, food and beverage, and telecommunications, and functional experience in marketing, communications, and cultural transformation.

Before BrightHouse, Cathy was an award-winning Creative Director, Writer and Art Director at top tier agencies like Carmichael Lynch and Fallon.

She received a BA from The University of the South, Sewanee, where she was a member of the Society of Wilkins’ Scholars, and received Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Distinction. She attended the Portfolio Center for writing and art direction, and spent two years studying poetry. Cathy is also a nationally published poet and has exhibited her paintings in individual and group shows.

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