William Richard Cathcart ’05

William Cathcart has a well-established global reputation as a journalist, presidential advisor, and entrepreneur; this candidate has truly shown he holds the determined spirit of a Clemson Tiger. In 2010, he was awarded the first Distinguished Leadership Medal for Journalistic Excellence presented by the United States Business Institute. His articles have been featured on many prestigious news outlets including The Daily Beast, Anderson Cooper 360, The National Review Online, Georgian Journal, Humanevents.com, the Buenos Aires Herald, and CNN.com. As Managing Editor of the Charleston Mercury, he has had the privilege of interviewing many world leaders. He also worked as media advisor and speechwriter to the President of Georgia (the country). He continues to work in Georgia in business development and as producer for the country’s largest independent media company. In his philanthropic endeavors, he has become a leader in advocating for Cystic Fibrosis patients.