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– Betsy Bohlen, the Cardinal’s Delegate for Parish Transformation since April 2011, has been appointed Administrator for Financial Protocols, a new position for the Archdiocese. The appointment was made by Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, and was effective July 1.

In her new role, Bohlen is responsible for ensuring that the Archdiocese achieves financial stability through the protocols developed by the Finance Council. She will report to Very Rev. Peter Snieg, Moderator of the Curia, working closely in developing action plans, overseeing protocol-related initiatives and ensuring successful implementation. Areas of focus include initiatives to stabilize parish/school aid, improve Pastoral Center operations, improve bank performance, and raise additional revenue.

As part of this role, Bohlen will continue to provide oversight of Parish Transformation along with Fr. Ron Lewinski. They will be supported in this effort by Tim Weiske, who recently joined the Archdiocese to serve Parish Transformation full-time.

Bohlen received a bachelor of arts degree in economics, with a minor in Theology, from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. She was employed by McKinsey and Company, an international management consulting firm, for 16 years, where she was elected partner. She served the Archdiocese of Chicago on a pro bono basis for several years before joining the Archdiocese full-time in April 2011. Bohlen also serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Notre Dame’s ACE Consulting (Alliance for Catholic Education).

Ms. Bohlen lives in Hyde Park with her husband, Jon, and their two children. They have been longtime parishioners of St. Clement Church.

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