Cary Catalano

Commissioner, County Board

A.A., Fresno City College
B.A. in Public Administration, California State University

Born and raised in Fresno County, providing families with the necessary tools to be as successful as possible has always been at the fabric of Cary’s community involvement and his daily work.

Since starting his own firm nearly 16 years ago, Cary has grown his business from a two-person operation to a team of public/government affairs, marketing, event planning, and resource development firm serving numerous clients in industries throughout the Central Valley and the western United States.

With more than 19 years of experience in public and government affairs with a specialty in communications and organizational development, Cary has proven results in helping all industries he serves reach their intended goals. Prior to becoming the founding principal of Catalano Fenske & Associates, Cary was the Chief Operating Officer of the Community Food Bank for four years. Cary was awarded the prestigious JU Berry Award by the Fresno Advertising Federation for his commitment to charity work in the community and was recognized as one of the top 100 alumni from Fresno City College. Additionally, he served as the president of the corporate board of directors for Girls Scouts of Central California South to which he served for three years and oversaw a complete organizational restructure.

Cary holds a BA in Public Administration from California State University, Fresno and an Associate’s Degree from Fresno City College. He is also a graduate of Leadership Fresno. Currently, Cary serves as a Commissioner on the City of Fresno Planning Commission, and previously served on the Fresno Housing Authority Board of Commission from 2011-2013.  Cary’s commitment to providing working families with quality housing has been at the cornerstone of his community work and looks to expanding opportunities in the years to come.