Catherine Hendrix has worked in the public sector in public transportation in various capacities for over 24 years and retired from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) as a Senior Management Analyst in late 2016. Her experience includes operations and maintenance administration; grant writing; auditing and budgeting; policy; contract administration; human resources; emergency preparedness, security and protective services.
She was a member of the Regional Transit Security Working Group and previously served as the Chairperson. She has worked closely with law enforcement and federal and state regulatory oversight agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) surface transportation sector.
Catherine holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from San Jose State University.
A California native, Catherine lives in South San Jose with her husband. She is the mother of two adult children both who currently work in the aviation industry for major carriers. Her daughter is a Captain and her son is a flight attendant with a commercial pilot certificate. He is currently in the process of obtaining his flight instructor rating.
She is also passionate about environmental issues and concerns and volunteers regularly in river and coastal cleanup events.
Catherine has served as an Airport Commissioner since 2015. She continues to be an advocate for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and is proud of the capital improvements and many service enhancements the airport has made over the past few years. Her focus is on passenger safety and security, emergency preparedness, environmental issues affecting the airport and the surrounding area, transportation options to and from the airport, consumer satisfaction, and supports reasonable airport growth and development and while being sensitive to community needs and concerns.