Cathy Artino

Development Program Director

Cathy Artino

Cathy Artino is a native of the great “Buckeye State” and graduated with a degree in public relations from Kent State University.


As an active duty military spouse, she has moved eight times in the past 15 years and understands the challenges military spouses face when navigating a new community and finding gainful employment. Her résumé reflects that diversity; she has provided benefits counseling for servicemembers and veterans, worked in public relations and marketing positions, and traveled the world as a project manager for a trade show company. From 2015-17, Artino worked at MOAA as the associate editor for Military Officer magazine.


Along with her paid experience, Artino has served in many high-level, strategic volunteering positions for military spouse organizations, in various positions in Soldier and Family Readiness Groups, and most recently as the senior spouse advisor for an aviation task force. All of these paid and volunteer positions have given her the opportunity to learn as much as possible about our military families, challenges they face, and how to help families become and remain resilient in order to strengthen our all-volunteer force. She brings that knowledge and passion to her current MOAA position as development program director.


Artino and her husband, an Army aviator, live in Alexandria, Virginia, with their 14-year-old shih tzu, Aidah.

Career Highlights

  • Served on MOAA’s Currently Serving Spouse Advisory Council 2015-2016.

  • Stormed the Hill on behalf of the state of Ohio in 2016. 

  • Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service recipient.