Catherine McKnight, a seventh generation Texan, was raised in west Texas where her family has ranched for many generations. Her family has a long history of dedication and commitment to Texas, its history, its preservation and its growth. She lives in Dallas and serves as General Counsel for Access Healthcare. McKnight received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and her Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law. She is a member of the Texas State Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association. McKnight is a member of the Governing Board of North Dallas Shared Ministries who through its 500 volunteers carries out its charitable mission of delivering assistance to Dallas' low income residents. She is also a member of the Delta Delta Delta Alumnae and a former member of the Junior League(s) of Dallas and St. Louis.