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Kelly Cathey, AIA

Co‑Managing Director

Kelly is a Co-Managing Director of Gensler’s Nashville office with a focus on creating next-generation destinations that are amenity- and service-rich, leverage technology, promote culture, and create a sense of community. With over 20 years of experience, Kelly is a design-focused leader and project manager with a record of building long-term client relationships, improving processes for successful project delivery, and enabling growth through sound operational practices. She works across multiple markets including office, retail, mixed-use, civic and industrial, leading teams to deliver relevant, transformational project solutions while increasing profitability for clients and growing market net revenue year after year. She is passionate about cultivating a culture where hard work, great ideas, and meaningful collaboration yield courageous design solutions.