Confirmed Speakers and Panelists


Dennis Cheesebrow
Teamworks International

Dennis is a leader, organizational coach, and consultant with over 20 years of experience in creating insight, alignment, and action through the power of the FrameWorks™ processes.

His presence is characterized by creativity, humor, and strength-based leadership.

His unique approach and style has led his clients consistently through growth, transition, and change with high levels of achievement and success. His experience covers a range of clients across education, government, faith-based, non-profit and for-profit organizations.

A broad background and experiences in business, management, marketing, product development, engineering, manufacturing, public speaking, education, and church ministry is leveraged on a daily basis in creating value and service to his clients.

Source: http://teamworksintl.net/twi/?page_id=143

James Dubik
Lt. Gen. (Ret.)
US Army

Jim Dubik joined the staff of the National Leadership Roundtable after relinquishing command of the Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq and the NATO Training Mission-Iraq on 3 July 2008.  He taught Philosophy at the US Military Academy, West Point, and Military Arts and Science at the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  He is a Senior Fellow at both the Institute for the Study of War and the Institute for Land Warfare.  He has published over 60 essays in a variety of publications. 

Source: The Leadership Roundtable


Charles T. Harris III
SeaChange Capital Partners

Chuck joined the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation in September 2011 as Portfolio Manager and Director of Capital Aggregation. In this role, he oversees and guides the Foundation’s capital aggregation activities and manages relationships with various grantees. Before joining the Foundation, Chuck co-founded and served for five years as Executive Partner of SeaChange Capital Partners.

Chuck spent 23 years in the banking business before retiring in 2002 from his position as a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he served as co-head of the East Coast High Technology Group in the firm’s Investment Banking Division and as co-head of Corporate Finance in the Americas. He sits on the boards of several nonprofit and philanthropic organizations and has served extensively on the boards of both private and public for-profit corporations.

Chuck has spoken broadly on the role of capital formation in advancing social change. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds a master’s degree in finance from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Source: http://www.seachangecap.org/about_team.html#harris

Rev. Larry Snyder
Catholic Charities USA

In February 2005, Rev. Larry Snyder took the helm of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA)—the national office of more than 1,700 local Catholic Charities agencies and institutions nationwide that provide help and create hope for more than 9.25 million people a year, regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds.

Just six months after his arrival at CCUSA, Father Snyder led the network's largest disaster recovery efforts in its history in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, in which more than 110 Catholic Charities in the Gulf Coast and beyond provided immediate and long-term aid to over 1 million victims of the hurricanes.

Today, Father Snyder oversees Catholic Charities USA's work to reduce poverty in America. This multi-year, multi-faceted initiative aims to cut poverty in half by 2020, urging Congress and the Administration to give a much higher priority to the needs of the poor in budget and policy decisions.

In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI named him to the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, which oversees the Church's charitable activities around the world. As the president of Caritas North America from 2006-2011, Father Snyder also served as a vice president of Caritas Internationalis.

In 2008 and 2009, The Nonprofit Times recognized Father Snyder in its "Power and Influence Top 50" for having influenced the nonprofit sector throughout his career.

In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed Father Snyder the newly created President's Advisory Council of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. For a term of two years, Father Snyder worked with the staff of the Oval Office and 24 other religious and community leaders of diverse political, religious, and community backgrounds from across the country in promoting collegiality in finding community solutions and in offering advice on policy issues to the President.

In 2010, Fr. Snyder published Think and Act Anew: How Poverty in America Affects Us All and What We Can Do About It. The book describes the near economic collapse of the American economy and its effects on people, providing the United States with an opportunity to think and act anew in dealing with the thousands-of-years-old problem of entrenched poverty. The faces of the poor are described through stories of those who have sought Catholic Charities services.

In 2011 Father Snyder was honored with a Doctor Of Humane Letters degree from St, Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

He currently sits on the board of the Independent Sector. He is also a trustee of the America's Promise Alliance. He is a weekend associate at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Arlington, Virginia.

Before assuming his post at CCUSA, Father Snyder served for fifteen years, more than five years as executive director, of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis—the largest private provider of social services in the Twin Cities.

Father Snyder was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 1988. He served as associate pastor from 1988 to 1991. Prior to entering the seminary, Father Snyder was a high school teacher for eight years.

Father Snyder earned a bachelor's degree from Illinois Benedictine College in Lisle, IL. He also holds a master's degree in divinity from the St. Paul Seminary and a Master of Public Administration from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

As president of Catholic Charities USA, Father Snyder is responsible for the overall direction of the Catholic Charities movement and the administration of CCUSA located in Alexandria, VA.

Source: http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/page.aspx?pid=1412


Carolyn Woo
CEO and President
Catholic Relief Services

Dr. Woo assumed the position of CEO and president of Catholic Relief Services in January 2012. Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, it has expanded in size to reach more than 100 million people in nearly 100 countries on five continents.

Before CRS, she served as the dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame from 1997. During Dean Woo's tenure, the Mendoza College achieved number 1 ranking (BusinessWeek/Bloomberg) in 2010 and 2011. Prior to the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Woo served as Associate Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Purdue University.

Dr. Woo earned her Bachelor's in Economics with highest distinction and honors, Master of Science in Industrial Administration with award as Krannert Scholar and Ph.D. all from Purdue University.

Source: http://crs.org/about/executives/bio-carolyn.cfm

Meeting Description

The Catholic Church is the spiritual home to nearly one in four Americans. It is a leader in education and healthcare, and is the largest humanitarian organization in the world. The Church has a clear vision and knows its mission. But does it adopt the structures it needs to thrive in the twenty-first century? Does it seek out the people and practices to translate timeless truths to new realities? How can Catholic leaders, religious, lay and ordained, in every walk of life work together to ensure that our Church is ready for this new reality?

For its mission to flourish the Church must renew managerial practices, revitalize its leadership, innovate its operation practices, and implement sustainable strategic alliances and strategies in response to new realities being faced. 

Catholic organizations and institutions have been impacted by demographic and economic factors facing both the Church and the nation. How are we responding to the new realities within the Church, and are we transitioning to new structures to help carry out our mission? Philanthropists and foundations foster and support strategic alliances as a way of leveraging their investment to make the greatest difference in the life and work of the Church.

This gathering of leaders from both the Church and private sector will address key questions: How can Catholic institutions—dioceses, parishes, and nonprofits—collaborate and position themselves more effectively to do more with less? How do they manage for the mission? What will allow them to thrive now, in 10 years, and beyond? We will gather business executives, philanthropists, educators, Church leaders, executive directors, trustees of Catholic institutions and networks, and other stakeholders for a highly participatory series of workshops and meetings designed to identify and develop creative and practical suggestions for how alliances might be structured, funded and sustained.

Managing for Mission:
Building Strategic Collaborations to Strengthen the Church
June 27-28, 2012
McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

For more information, contact Michael Brough at (202) 223-8962 or email michael.brough@nlrcm.org






Annual Meetings
National Symposium on Hispanic Leadership and Philanthropy for a 21st Century Church
The Standard for Excellence: Best Practices for a Mission Driven Church
Lowney A Call to Communion: Co-Responsibility for the Good of the Church


Managing for Mission: Building Strategic Collaborations to Strengthen the Church
From Aspirations to Action: Solutions for America's Catholic Schools
John Allen A Blueprint for Responsibility:
Responding to Crises with Collaborative Solutions
Clarity, Candor and Conviction: Effective Communications for a Global Church
Managerial Excellence: Engaging the Faith Community in Leadership in the Church Today
Give Us Your Best: A Look at Church Service for a New Generation
Bringing Our Gifts to the Table: Creating Conditions for Financial Health in the Church
A Call to Excellence in the Church
Challenges and Opportunities in Governance and Accountability for Institutions in Transition