Cathy Heron is Senior Vice President, Senior Counsel, Fund Business Management Group, for Capital Research and Management Company, the investment adviser to the American Funds. She has been with Capital Research since 1998.
Cathy has over 30 years of experience in the area of retirement plan regulation. She formerly headed the Tax, Pension and International Department at the Investment Company Institute ("ICI"), the primary trade association for the mutual fund industry and has worked in the Plan Benefits Security Division of the Solicitor's Office within the Department of Labor ("DOL"). She served for three years on the DOL's ERISA Advisory Council.
Cathy holds an LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University School of Law, a J.D. from Boston University Law School and a B.A. from Wellesley College.