Catherine Walton-Ward is the Organizing & Mobilization Director for the North Carolina State AFL-CIO. Before working for the NC State AFL-CIO, Catherine worked for Working America, community affiliate of the AFL-CIO where she served as the NC State Director. During her 8 years at Working America, she organized, ran, and won campaigns fighting for $15 wages for city workers in both Greensboro and Winston-Salem. She has also spent time working towards Medicaid expansion and extended unemployment benefits. Catherine has developed members into activists and organized workers in successful campaigns. Catherine is a history graduate of Wake Forest University. She is a member of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, TNG-CWA Local 32035.