Gresham Smith’s Catherine Noyes Named to Charlotte Business Journal’s Women in Business

Industrial Project Executive Highlighted for Roles in Community and Growth of Business

Gresham Smith is excited to announce that Industrial Vice President Catherine Noyes has been named an honoree in the 2024 Women in Business Achievement Awards by the Charlotte Business Journal.

The 25 honorees in CBJ’s Women in the awards program this year were chosen following an editorial review of their career accomplishments and community involvement. Honorees are nominated for recognition in this signature awards program, now in its 28th year.

“I’m proud of the impact that Catherine has made both in the community and in the development of our Charlotte office,” said Rodney Chester, CEO and board chair at Gresham Smith. “She serves in a number of roles for our Industrial market helping to grow our business, mentor and recruit talented professionals, and give back to the local community.”

Noyes has served in a variety of business development and marketing roles in her 30-year career in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. She has played a key role in the firm’s expansion into the energy utilities market and the electric vehicle lithium-ion battery market. She’s also played an important role in recruiting new talent to the firm, in part by helping to establish the firm’s newest office in the Detroit metropolitan area.

A Charlotte resident since 2018, she’s an active member and mentor in CREW Charlotte, where she is also the former co-chair of the professional development committee. She also served on the board as chair of fundraising for ARTPOP, a Charlotte non-profit dedicated to helping local artists build sustainable careers.

She has led a variety of community initiatives, including a food and hygiene kit drive for The Relatives, a local Charlotte organization dedicated to serving vulnerable youth. She’s also served as a project manager for Samaritan’s Purse and assisted with cleanup efforts after natural disasters, including after the aftermath of the 2021 tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky.