Kilbane retired as SVP, general counsel and secretary of The Sherwin-Williams Company in 2017. She started her career with the Cleveland law firm Baker & Hostetler, and joined American Greeting Corporation as SVP and general counsel. She currently serves on the board of The Andersons Inc., a diversified agribusiness company.
Catherine M. Kilbane, also known as Cathy, ESQ, had been Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of The Sherwin-Williams Company since January 1, 2013.
She served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at American Greetings Corp. since October 2, 2003. Ms. Kilbane joined American Greetings from Baker & Hostetler LLP. She Chaired Baker & Hostetler LLP's intellectual property transactions group, which consists of approximately 100 attorneys who specialize primarily in Commercial and Intellectual Property issues. She was a Partner in Baker & Hostetler's General Business Group, where she practiced a broad range of Corporate Law.
She has been a Director of University Hospitals Health System, Inc. since May 2011. She has been a Director of The Andersons, Inc. since December 2007. She served as a Director of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Inc.
Ms. Kilbane is a 1987 cum laude Graduate of Case Western Reserve University's School of Law. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (cum laude) from Case in 1984.