Katherine Hatcher joined NewQuest Properties as President and Chief Operating Officer in January of 2008. With many years of retail and real estate experience, she manages the daily operations of NewQuest, and oversees issues related to sales, production, marketing, financing, asset management and personnel. Katherine is also responsible for the development activities of the firm.
Before joining NewQuest Properties, Katherine was the president of the Gulf Coast States region for Verizon Wireless for eight years. She operated an organization of several thousand employees with responsibilities including retail store distribution, agent relationships, business to business sales, network deployment and customer service. Before running the Gulf Coast States region, Katherine ran a smaller region for about one year during the merger that formed Verizon Wireless.
Prior to holding profit and loss responsibility at Verizon Wireless, she held leadership positions in construction and engineering, investor relations, marketing and sales for Verizon Wireless’ predecessor companies during the almost 17 years with the company. Before joining the wireless industry Katherine worked in the commercial real estate development business in Nashville, Tennessee for a private development firm.
Katherine has been involved in, and held board positions with various Houston community organizations including the Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors, MD Anderson’s Board of Visitors, Children’s Museum of Houston, the Houston Area Women’s Center, Youth About Business and Young Presidents Organization. She is also an alumna of The Center for Houston’s Future.
Katherine holds two masters degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of which is in City and Regional Planning.