About the Authors
A Strategy for Republicans to Win
Catherine S. McBreen
Catherine McBreen is the Managing Director of Spectrem Group, a highly respected market research firm that has traditionally focused on research with high net worth investors as well as consumers and investors of all types. Based upon Catherine's interest in the political process,and her admiration for many of the candidates, she decided to apply her research skills with voters to test the concept of a Republican Dream Team.
Catherine has been a frequent commentator in the media, including publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investment News, American Banker and multiple other publications. She has appeared on CNBC and Fox Business as well as other regional media appearances. Catherine has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences. In 2007 she published her first book, Get Rich, Stay Rich, Pass It On in conjunction with her business partner, George Walper, Jr.
Catherine has a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law as well as a B.S. from Northwestern University. Prior to joining Spectrem Group she worked as in-house counsel at Harris Bank in Chicago and was an attorney for Hopkins and Sutter.
Catherine has been a Republican ever since publishing a poem about Abraham Lincoln in 5th grade. Catherine has contributed to and worked on the campaigns of many Illinois Republicans including Bruce Rauner, Bob Dold and Mark Kirk. She hopes to assist Republican candidates in the Illinois primaries this year.
Seei is a well-known public and private sector innovator and leader. During her six-year term as Mayor of Frisco, TX, the municipality grew by 300 percent to become the fastest growing city in the U.S. Under her leadership the city became known for public/private sports partnerships, won awards for forward planning and was the first city in the US to require energy star standards for all new homes. She ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Republican Primary in 2008.
Seei formerly served as Vice President of Corporate Development for AECOM, a large global technical design firm, where she aligned business development services to connect strategic clients with the best service teams.
Seei also founded SEEI3, LLC to create and deliver interactive planning/learning experiences in a variety of business areas including strategic planning, corporate security and diversity. Seei was a sought after keynote speaker and partnered with Marsha Clark and Associates to train top executives for fortune 500 companies.
An active community volunteer, Seei has served on the Frisco Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, Columbia Medical Center of Plano Board of Directors, President of the Dallas/Fort Worth Mayor’s Association, President of the Arts of Collin County Foundation and President of Frisco Multi-Faith. Seei has been honored as Citizen of the Year (Frisco, TX), 21 for the 21st Century (Inside Collin County Business) and numerous other awards.