Catherine Johnston is Vice President of Human Resources at OTO Development, where she is tasked with leading and developing efforts to foster strong employee engagement throughout our corporate and on-property workforce. She focuses on a variety of initiatives designed to enhance talent recruitment, retention and development as well as positive company culture. Catherine joined OTO in November 2017, bringing more than 13 years of experience gleaned as Director of Human Resources at Trident Health System; she previously worked as an HR Generalist for OTO’s predecessor, Extended Stay America.
Catherine is a graduate of Clemson University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in speech and communications as well as a master’s degree in human resource development. A Spartanburg native, she has two children and is an active volunteer at their elementary school. She also sits on the board of Trinity Children’s Center through Trinity United Methodist Church.