Cathy Lockett-Conniff joined Black Diamond in 2007 following her thirty-one years of extensive experience at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). At TDI her job duties included supervising and evaluating examiners engaged in insurance regulatory duties, resolving contested matters in examination reports with examiners and company management and participating and testifying as an expert examiner and accounting in trials, before legislative bodies and in administrative hearings. In addition, she actively participated as a member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s Statutory Accounting Principles Working Group and Emerging Accounting Issues Working Group, and served as Chairman of the Accounting Issues Committee for the Financial Program of TDI. Cathy received her accreditation as a Certified Financial Examiner in 1983, Certified Public Accountant designation in 1990. Furthermore, she is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Insurance Examiner. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.