Cathy Saunders

Invest in Others Board Member
Joined June 2020


Head of Corporate Sustainability and Public Policy
Putnam Investments

Ms. Saunders is the former Head of Public Policy and Advocacy for Putnam Investments. She has been in the asset management business. Most recently, she was responsible for leading Putnam’s innovative, client-centric internal consulting team. In this role, Ms. Saunders spearheaded the delivery and development of Putnam’s three pillars of valueadded programming: wealth management, practice management, and investment management. She also led Putnam’s early career program for Putnam Retail Management. Before managing the consulting team, Ms. Saunders served as Head of Putnam’s Registered Investment Advisory Business/Private Bank and Trust. Prior to this role, she led Putnam’s North America Institutional Business, including consultant relations and client service. Previously, as a Regional Director, Ms. Saunders managed Putnam’s retail business in the West region. In 2017, she received the Top Women in Asset Management Award from Money Management Executive. Ms. Saunders holds her Series 6, 7, 24, 26, 63, and 65 licenses with FINRA.