October 16, 2008, Hinsdale
– Catherine Wendt, Vice President and co-founder of Syscon, Inc. has been named as one of the twenty “Influential Women in Business” for 2008 by The Business Ledger of Suburban Chicago.
This is the 11th “class” of women to be recognized by the newspaper and its partner in the event, the National Association of Women Business Owners, Chicago Area Chapter, since the program’s inception in 1998. (The Business Ledger)
About Catherine Wendt
Catherine Wendt is a truly unique and multi-dimensional individual that has significantly impacted the local business community with over 20 years of service. She is an active owner and executive in two successful businesses, a professional musician, an entrepreneur, a trusted advisor for many local businesses, and a philanthropist.
Catherine is the
Executive Vice President of Syscon, Inc
., a technology consulting firm in Hinsdale, Illinois. As a business consultant, Catherine has brought many local businesses successfully into the computer age – a difficult proposition 20 years ago. Specializing in construction, Catherine earned the respect of tough construction business owners who viewed women in construction as a novelty. Catherine became a trusted advisor and colleague that owners consider an essential resource to run their businesses successfully.
As the owner of a music production firm, Realmusic, Inc. Catherine has produced numerous commercial albums, one being nominated for a Grammy Award. Catherine spent five years singing with the Chicago Symphony chorus and in 1999 she became the “Artist in Residence” at Hubbard High School in Chicago. At Hubbard, Catherine was the professional vocal coach working directly with hundreds of students of one of the most successful high school choirs in the United States under the direction of William T. Wilson.
Catherine established the William T. Wilson scholarship in 2001 to assist students with college expenses. The William T. Wilson scholarship is funded entirely from Catherine’s company, Realmusic, Inc. and to date has provided over 30 scholarship awards.
Catherine is currently the conductor of the Elmhurst Männerchor, a German Men’s chorus that has been in continuous existence for 101 years.
Catherine Wendt is one of those remarkable people with the gift of teaching. She has intimately and significantly touched more lives in 20 years than many of us do in a lifetime.