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Kathleen Driscoll

Archdiocese of Boston
Secretary for Institutional Advancement
Braintree, MA
Kathleen Driscoll was appointed Secretary of Institutional Advancement for the Archdiocese of Boston in October 2010. In her current position, Ms. Driscoll leads Boston Catholic Development Services, a new independent shared services organization with a mission to foster and elevate philanthropic support for the Archdiocese and other Catholic entities.  

 Prior to this position, Ms. Driscoll was the President of the Campaign for Catholic Schools where she provided strategic guidance and planning services to the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Boston. She served as a committee member of the 2010 Initiative for Catholic Education (2005-07), a major review and strategic planning process aimed at revitalizing Catholic education in the Archdiocese. 

Her experience of over 30 years in the corporate world has given her strong expertise in strategic marketing and communications, brand building, sports marketing, and sales development. She has lead several start-up initiatives within the advertising and financial services industries as well as within the non-profit sector. At John Hancock Financial Services Company, she has held several leadership positions including Senior Vice President of brokerage sales and Vice President for corporate communications. She also was President of John Hancock Variable Series Trust from 2001-04. Before joining John Hancock, Ms. Driscoll served as Senior Vice President/Group Director at Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopoulos, and prior to that, worked as an account executive for McCaffrey & McCall, New York.

 Ms. Driscoll began her professional career as an elementary school teacher in Towson, Maryland. She serves as a member of the board of trustees on the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, and in 2007, was recipient of the Richard Cardinal Cushing Medal from the Missionary Society of St. James the Apostle. 

 

Ms. Driscoll earned her bachelor’s degree in education (cum laude) from Boston College and holds a master's degree in education from the College of New Rochelle. She resides in Cohasset.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, September 14
 

10:45am