Cathy Houser
Account Representative

Cathy Houser is a regional Account Representative with the DRS Corporate Connections Program.  In this role she works as a business consultant, providing services to increase employment opportunities for individuals served by the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services.  Cathy conducts outreach and marketing activities to promote the benefits of employing people with disabilities within the business community.  She provides professional development and employment services to assist Tennessee businesses in recruiting, hiring and retaining qualified employees.  As a regional employment resource, Cathy is located in Nashville in the Region 5 office at 88 Hermitage Avenue and has been in this role since 2005.

Soon after Cathy graduated from Tennessee Technology University she began her career in the legal field.  She has over 15 years’ experience as a legal administrative assistant and office manager for a law firm that represented corporations (health care) and local governments. A change in direction came after taking a position with the Williamson County School System as a job coach. She was transferred to the position of Vocational Rehabilitation Case Manager assisting in three high schools with students with disabilities. In this position Cathy determined a student’s eligibility for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and followed the student through the system until their transition from high school into the community and their successful employment.