Catholic Relief services names Woo to serve as president and CEO
Published: June 24, 2011 / Author: Catholic Staff
Relief Services announced June 24 that its Board of Directors has named Dr.
Carolyn Y. Woo, a former member of the CRS Board, to serve as the agency’s
president and CEO. Woo will succeed Ken Hackett, who is retiring after leading
CRS for the past 18 years.
Woo, 57, has served as the dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the
University of Notre Dame since 1997, according to a news release from CRS. She
served on the CRS Board of Directors from 2004 until 2010. On Jan. 1, she will
become the seventh chief executive of CRS since it was founded in 1943.
“Dr. Woo is a woman of deep faith with a strong commitment to the mission of
the Church. She will bring exceptional abilities and gifts to the task of
serving the poor around the world in the name of Catholics throughout the
United States,” said the Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson and
Chairman of the CRS Board of Directors.
“CRS is so blessed to have had Ken Hackett’s leadership these 18 years, now to
be followed by another outstanding faith-filled leader in Dr. Woo,” he said, in
the news release.
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