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Who We Are

 

Under the direction of the Secretary for Communications, staff for the Communications Department are grouped into five teams (offices) with specific areas of expertise to ensure that the broad communication needs of the USCCB are coordinated and implemented in an organic and collaborative manner. Each team or office has key areas of responsibility that support and facilitate the work of not only the other Communication teams but the entire work of the USCCB.

The office of Secretary of Communications  is responsible for coordination of system operations, communication project management and overall collaboration with other USCCB offices, with the Communications Committee and with national and international collaborators.


Catholic News Service is the USCCB's news and information service providing news stories, features and reviews to paying clients that are both secular and religious news outlets.CNS manages the Origins Documentary Service, an images service and other features requested by their clients. 

Creative Services Office provides writing, editorial, design, and production services (digital, print, audio, video, Web) in the development of resources by USCCB Committees and offices.

Customer and Client Services is responsible for marketing, promoting and coordinating the distribution of the digital and print resources of the USCCB along with developing and managing client and customer relationships of the Communications Department. This team is responsible for developing new business and markets for USCCB resources.

Media Relations Office is responsible for all relationships with the secular and religious news media by providing information about the USCCB and its programs and activities to both the news media and the general public.This office also has responsibility for effective strategy development and coordination of the USCCB's social media outreach.

 

Committee

Chairman

Most Reverend John Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake City

Members

Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, archbishop of New Orleans
Most Reverend James D. Conley, bishop of Lincoln
Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne, auxiliary bishop of Indianapolis
Most Reverend Ronald P. Herzog, bishop of Alexandria
Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, bishop of Tucson
Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas
Most Reverend Joseph J. Tyson, bishop of Yakima

Consultants

Phil Alongi, ceo/founder, Alongi Media Solutions
James M. Berlucchi, executive director, The Spitzer Center
Greg Erlandson, president, Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada
Carolina Guevara, associate director, Office of Media Relations, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Sr. Mary Johnson, SNDdeN, professor , Trinity Washington University
Dave Maluchnik, director of Communications, Michigan Catholic Conference
Amy S. Mitchell, acting director, Project for Excellence in Journalism
Maria del Mar Munoz-Visoso, executive director, Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church
Sally Oberski, president, Catholic Academy for Communication Professionals
Dominic Perri, principal consultant, Essential Conversations
Jeff Smith, president, Association of Catholic Publishers
Fr. Paul Soukup, SJ, professor, Santa Clara University
Sr. Julie Vieira, IHM, partner and co-founder, A Nun's Life Ministry
Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, Ph.D., assistant professor, Loyola Institute for Ministry

Staff

Helen Osman, Secretary of Communications, 202.541.3320
Anthony Spence, Editor-in-Chief, Catholic News Service, 202.541.3250
David Felber, Director, Creative Services, 202.541.3320
Matthew Kilmurry, Director, Customer and Client Relations, 800.235.8722
Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, RSM, Director, Media Relations, 202.541.3200



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