Independent Director, Audit Committee Chair
Cathey Lowe has served for 6 years as a Director for The New Home Company (NYSE: NWHM), a publicly traded homebuilder. She chairs the Audit Committee and has served on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee. She has been instrumental in leading the company transition from a privately owned business to a publicly traded company that answers to multiple stakeholders. Her experience in Investor Relations provides a valuable perspective to the company.
Ms. Lowe previously held the position of Senior Vice-President of Finance for the Ryland Group, a Fortune 500 homebuilder and mortgage company. As part of the senior management team, Ms. Lowe served as Chief Investor Relations Officer and represented the company on Wall Street with shareholders, analysts, the rating agencies, the New York Stock Exchange, and the financial media. She was also the Corporate Treasurer responsible for identifying and developing the appropriate capital structure for the company, managing the levels of debt and equity, and identifying the future needs for working capital.
Prior to joining Ryland, Ms. Lowe worked for the global energy company, Atlantic Richfield Company in Dallas and Los Angeles in various finance and accounting management positions, progressing up through the organization over a period of more than 20 years. She held positions in the upstream, downstream, and corporate organizations. Her experience included rotations in corporate treasury, acquisitions, hedging, accounting, financial reporting, performance analysis, budgeting, forecasting, planning, and information technology.
A licensed CPA, Ms. Lowe holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting, from the University of Houston, a Master of Science in Organizational Behavior from the University of Texas at Dallas, and an MBA from UCLA.