S. Catherine “Katy” Longley
Bar Harbor, Maine

Catherine Longley PortraitS. Catherine “Katy” Longley has been the executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Jackson Laboratory since July 2018. She joined JAX in August 2016 as the vice president and chief financial officer after a distinguished career in finance, government, and law. In her current role, Katy provides strategic leadership, direction, and management for all operating activities of the Laboratory. She oversees External and Government Affairs, Facilities, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Security, Strategic Communications, and Translational and Business Alliances.

Prior to joining JAX, Longley served as the Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration and Treasurer at her alma mater, Bowdoin College in Brunswick. She served as commissioner of Professional & Financial Regulation in the cabinet of Maine Governor Angus King, and practiced law at Verrill in Portland for over a decade. Katy currently serves as a director and chair of the audit committee of Camden National Corporation in Camden. She graduated from the Maine Development Foundation’s Leadership Maine Epsilon Class and the Maine Community Foundation’s Leadership Learning Exchange for Equity. Katy holds a B.A. degree from Bowdoin College and a J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law School.