Catherine Lynn Creech

Washington, DC

Catherine Lynn Creech, born on May 30, 1962, in Richmond, Kentucky, died suddenly and unexpectedly in Winchester, Virginia on May 6, 2020.

After graduating from Bryan Station High School in 1980, she attended Transylvania University, graduating summa cum laude in 1984 with a degree in English Literature. In college, she was the Student Government Association President and member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Cathy received her J.D. from the Harvard Law School in 1987, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Women's Law Review.

In 1987, Cathy moved to Washington, D.C. where she was an Associate of Miller & Chevalier Chartered until 1991. From 1991 to 1993 Cathy was Attorney Advisor at the United States Department of the Treasury then returned to Miller & Chevalier until 2002. From 2002 to 2008 she was a partner at Davis & Harman LLP. In April of 2008 she moved to Ernst & Young LLP as a principal/partner in the firm's National Tax Department. At EY, she spoke frequently at tax conferences and authored many articles about tax compliance and employee benefit and compensation arrangements.

She served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School LL.M program, and she was inducted into the College in 2009.

Cathy was a devoted mother and wife, aunt, sister, daughter, and friend. She was an enthusiastic Washington Nationals Baseball fan, an avid gardener and designer, writer and reader, and a lover of French countryside travel. Her loving friends remember their evenings at their book group meetings with much laughter, a lot of wine, and some discussion of the month's book. Her EY colleagues remember her unique insight, judgement, and caring and passionate mentorship. To her husband and children, and all those who knew her, she was a force of love, wisdom, inspiration, and kindness.