Cathy Becker

CATHY BECKER is Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Evergreen
Investment Management Company in Boston, Massachusetts. She joined the
firm in 1998. As a portfolio Manager within the Large Cap Core Growth
Team, Ms. Becker manages the Evergreen Premier 20 Fund. Additionally,
she is responsible for the analysis of a number of healthcare sectors,
including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices. Ms. Becker
brings to her position more than 20 years of investment experience.
Prior to her association with Evergreen Investments, she was a Managing
Director and Portfolio Manager with Ashford Capital Management. Ms.
Becker earned a BS degree in Business Administration from the University
of Delaware. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.