Catherine B. Ahles, MBA, APR, Fellow PRSA

Cathy AhlesAdjunct Professor, H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship 
Nova Southeastern University

Cathy Ahles is a practitioner, consultant, and educator in public relations and integrated marketing communications. Her areas of expertise include public opinion research, strategic positioning, branding, community involvement, student recruitment, media training and crisis communications.

During her 16-year career as Vice President of College Relations at Macomb Community College, she conducted three countywide ballot proposals that netted $90 million to establish and operate the first University Center in the nation. She has also enjoyed an eight-year appointment as Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University. In addition to her faculty appointment at Ferris, she currently enjoys a faculty appointment in the Huizenga School of Business at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Ms. Ahles has consulted with numerous community colleges, including River Parishes, Broward County, Northwestern Michigan, Henry Ford, and Oakland community colleges.

She is currently pursuing her lifelong passion for aviation as Senior Vice President for Marketing and Business Development at Premier Aircraft Sales, where she is responsible for global brand management and competitive strategy. She holds an MBA in Advanced Management from Michigan State University, a BS in English Language and Literature from Eastern Michigan University, and is an elected member of the College of Fellows of the Public Relations Society of America.





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