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Cristo Rey Network Appoints Seven New Board Members
Cristo Rey Network Appoints Seven New Board Members
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Cristo Rey Network Appoints Seven New Board Members

July 12, 2018 (CHICAGO) – The Cristo Rey Network announced the appointment of seven new members to the national office Board of Directors: Kathy Cote, Phil Coughlin, Rev. David Mastrangelo, S.J., Dan McCallin, Jim O'Sullivan, Diana Spencer, and Kelby Woodard.

With the addition of these new members, the Board is now comprised of 25 prominent leaders from the business, education, and religious sectors to govern the Cristo Rey Network. The Board meets quarterly, and members are actively engaged in the strategic planning, financial sustainability, and implementation of programming to support the 35 Cristo Rey Network schools.

"We are delighted to welcome these seven members to the Cristo Rey Network Board of Directors," said Cristo Rey Network President and CEO, Elizabeth Goettl. "The expertise and insight of these talented individuals, along with their diversity of experience, will support us in achieving our ambitious goals."

Kathy Cote is an influential community volunteer. Over the past 25 years, she has been involved in community service and has supported fundraising efforts at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, Marist School, and Boston College. Ms. Cote serves on the boards of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School and the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia and is a member of the Boston College Board of Regents.

Phil Coughlin is Chief Strategy Officer for Expeditors International, one of the largest Cristo Rey Network Corporate Partners, employing 44 students across 16 Cristo Rey schools. Mr. Coughlin has served for over thirty years in the logistics industry and joined Expeditors in 1985 for the opportunity to collaborate with close friends and business partners to grow a strong logistics business.

Rev. David Mastrangelo, S.J. serves as Director of Mission and Jesuit Identity at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School (Chicago). Fr. Mastrangelo helped found Detroit Loyola High School in 1993, where he served as teacher, principal, and president until 2012.

Dan McCallin is the President & CEO of Timberline Advisors. Mr. McCallin has been actively involved in Catholic secondary education and has served on the Boards of Arrupe Jesuit High School (Denver) and Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School. He is a founding board member of Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School, opening this summer.

Jim O'Sullivan serves as the Chairman and principal shareholder in Metal Parts and Equipment and Bremer Manufacturing. He has also served as Chairman and principal shareholder of Canton Drop Forge in Ohio, and Motor Castings in Wisconsin.

Diana Spencer serves as the Executive Director of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, which has invested in four Cristo Rey Network schools. Prior to her role at the McGowan Fund, Ms. Spencer served as the Director of External Relations at the University of Pittsburgh (2001-2006), where she educated the public and government about therapies in regenerative medicine.

Kelby Woodard is the Founding President at Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep. Prior to his work at Cristo Rey, Kelby co-founded two successful international trade firms: Trade Innovations, Inc. and TRG Direct, LLC. From 2011 to 2014, Kelby served two terms as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, championing education reform and serving as the Lead on K-12 education issues.

The Cristo Rey Network gratefully recognizes departing Board Members: Sr. Eileen Enright, former President of Cristo Rey Sacramento High School; Ann Korologos, former U.S. Secretary of Labor; and Jane Martinez Dowling, President and CEO of ExpanEd Schools.

A full list of Cristo Rey Network Board members can be found on the Cristo Rey Network website.